Coast Guard searching for missing boater

Posted by Rachel Leigh - email

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO (WFLX) - The Coast Guard is searching for a man, missing at sea, traveling from Puerto Rico to Florida.

They're looking for Charles Collins who, for the past three years, has been living aboard the "Egide", a white-hull sailing vessel with a green stripe.

The Coast Guard received a telephone call from a family member who reported he intended to depart Puerto Rico earlier this month. He was believed to be headed towards Titusville with possible stops in the Bahamas.

Coast Guard personnel, actively conducting port checks in Puerto Rico and Florida, found no signs of the missing mariner.

If you have any information, please call the Coast Guard Sector San Juan Command Center at 787-289-2041.