Ketchup helped him through the weeks lost at sea. Now Haynes wants to buy her a new boat.

(CNN) — A sailor who was lost at sea in January and survived mostly on ketchup can now own a new, state-of-the-art boat.

The attractive prize will be offered by ketchup company Heinz, which is trying to find Elvis Francois.

Published by the company An announcement on social media on February 14 in hopes of finding the Dominica sailor. According to Haynes’ social media, they have already contacted the government of Dominica, the island nation of Francois, and the Colombian Navy, which rescued him northwest of Puerto Bolivar, Colombia.

But so far, efforts to locate Francois have been unsuccessful, Haynes said.

So the ketchup retailer is now “asking the public to try to help in the search,” according to a statement shared with CNN via email.

“We are also asking for reliable ways to contact Elvis so we can help him get a new ship with full navigation technology to avoid another disaster in the future,” the company added.

Haynes suggested fans use the hashtag #FindTheKetchupBoatGuy to expand their search.

Francois, 47, was repairing his yacht near the Dutch side of the island of St Martin in December when bad weather caused the vessel to head out to sea. He told Colombian authorities that he lacked the navigational skills to return to shore and spent 24 days at sea. She mixed a bottle of ketchup, garlic powder and Maggi bouillon cubes with water.

According to Colombian officials, he was rescued when a plane scrawled the word “help” (help) on his sailboat.

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Esmond Harmon

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