Maybe they should try sending him a message in a ketchup bottle.
Heinz has issued an SOS alert in his search for a sailor who survived weeks lost at sea on little more than ketchup and spices.
“We need your help to find an incredible man with an incredible story,” the company recently wrote on Instagram.
“Heinz wants to celebrate his safe return and help him buy a new boat…but we can’t find it,” Heinz added. “So we’re letting this message drift in the sea of the internet because if anyone can help us find it, it’s you.”
Elvis Francois, from the Caribbean island of Dominica, was carrying out repairs on his sailboat off the island of St Maarten in the Netherlands Antilles in December when currents pulled his vessel out to sea.
Stranded at sea for 24 days, the 47-year-old survived by eating ketchup, garlic powder and Maggi seasoning cubes. He also drank some rainwater which he managed to collect in a dish towel.
The sailor was eventually spotted by a passing plane after writing “Help” on the hull of his sailboat, according to Colombian officials.
He was rescued by the Colombian navy about 120 nautical miles northwest of the La Guajira peninsula.
Heinz said he contacted the government of Dominica and the Colombian navy for help in locating Francois, but the mission so far has been a washout.
“We are at an impasse in our search for Elvis Francois, but we know he is still out there,” the company wrote. “Now we need your help to find him so we can help him buy a new boat.”