Red Sea: SV Simba Found on Reef and Captain Missing

SV Simba, a Nauticat 44, owned and skippered by Colin Finnie, has been found wrecked on a reef in the Red Sea near Marsa Alam. Colin was on passage to Port Ghalib in Egypt and was not on board.

Published 5 years ago

yacht with no sails and tall mast dry on a reef leaning over dramatically to portColin Finnie last made contact with his family on Saturday, December 7, 2019, when he was approx. 300 NM away from his destination, Port Ghalib, Egypt (located in Marsa Alam along the Southern Red Sea Coral Coast of Egypt, 67 km south of Quseir City).

On December 13, 2019, at approximately 1400 hrs Eastern Time, Boatwatch.org was advised the SV Simba was overdue. 

A search was initiated and on December 21, 2019 – Boatwatch.org reported that Coast Guard officials were continuing the search for the solo captain, Colin Finnie.

The search resulted in locating SV Simba (a 1999 Nauticat Motorsailer, 44 feet in length) dry on a reef near Marsa Alam. Sadly, Colin was not on board.

If anyone has pertinent information, or may be able to help or assist Colin Finnie’s family in any way, please contact Boat Watch at [email protected] who will forward the information to the family. Thanks to all who have contributed information to the family to date.

Related Links:

SV Simba Found on a Reef in the Red Sea – Boatwatch.org

Business Man on 5000-mile Sailing Trip… – The Telegraph

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