Scottish businessman who set off on a 5,000-mile sailing trip has gone missing after his boat washed up off the coast of Egypt.

Colin Finnie lost contact with family and authorities towards the end of his voyage across the Indian Ocean from Australia.

The 67-year-old’s yacht Simba was reportedly found crashed on a reef but he was not on board. The Scottish Sun has reported that grandfather Mr Finnie, from Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, was planning to be home for Christmas when he vanished at sea.

The former hotelier was last in contact with his family on December 7 when he was just 300 miles away from his destination of Port Ghalib, Egypt. Read on.