The wife of Hampshire sailor Timmy MacColl has closed down the Facebook Group set up to help find him after he disappeared in Dubai in 2012.
Rachel MacColl, the wife of missing Leading Seaman Timmy MacColl, has spoken exclusively to ITV News Meridian before going to Dubai.
The family and friends of Timmy Maccoll - a sailor from Gosport who disappeared while on shore leave in Dubai, have held a vigil for him.
Click video. The wife of a sailor missing in Dubai says she believes someone in the Navy must know where her husband is. It's exactly a year since Able Seaman Timmy MacColl vanished while on shore-leave in the country.
The wife of a sailor who has been missing for a year after he disappeared while on shore leave in Dubai has made a new appeal for information.
Timmy MacColl, from Gosport, was last seen in a taxi heading for HMS Westminster, but he never arrived.
His wife Rachael says a new witness has come forward who saw Timmy walking away from the ship.
She told ITV News she was hoping a new appeal will help find out what happened to the father of three.
It's exactly a year since a Gosport sailor went missing while on shore leave in Dubai and his family say they have a new lead.
Timmy MacColl was last seen in a taxi heading for HMS Westminster, but he never arrived. His wife Rachel says a new witness has come forward who saw Timmy walking away from the ship.
The wife of a missing sailor from Hampshire has left for Dubai in the hope of learning more about what' has happened to him.
Timmy MacColl, from Gosport, vanished while on shore leave in May last year. Shipmates said they put him in a taxi outside a bar and told the driver to take him to HMS Westminster - docked at nearby Port Rashid. He never arrived.
His wife, Rachel, is meeting detectives out there in the hope they have some answers. Just before she left, she spoke exclusively to Andrew Pate.
– Rachael MacColl, wife of missing sailor Timmy MacColl
Being a military wife you know that knock on the door is a possibility but you never think it will be you. When the knock came I collapsed for I was told that my husband wasn't dead or injured but missing.
My head couldn't understand what they meant. For the last 5 months I have been unable to give up hope, unable to move forward, unable to grieve and constantly dreading the fact that the knock on the door might or might not ever come again.
So, today is so important to all of Timmy's family because we want his face to be seen by everybody in the hope they may remember something.
The family of missing sailor Timmy MacColl will join members of the Royal Navy later to launch a fresh appeal for information about his disappearance.
The father of three disappeared while on shore leave in Dubai from HMS Westminister when the crew visited Dubai on the 26th May 2012.
Portmsouth's Spinnaker Tower will be lit yellow this weekend to raise awareness of the disappearance of Gosport sailor and father of two - Timmy MacColl.
Leading Seaman MacColl failed to return to his ship, HMS Westminster, in Dubai last month. The tower will turn yellow on Father's Day in the latest stage of the 'bring Timmy Home campaign'