Police appeal for help to locate sailor reported missing from Hervey Bay

Police are seeking public assistance to locate a man reported missing, and may have been in the Hervey Bay area.

Eero Tiitinen last spoke to family on the afternoon of November 17 and said he was at a marina in Hervey Bay and that he planned to sail to Inskip Point for an overnight stay and then head south with the intention to stop at Moreton Island.

Mr Tiitinen is an experienced sailor and usually contacts family and friends, but he hasn’t contacted anyone since.


Numerous enquiries made by police have been unable to locate the man or his vessel at any marinas or points along his intended route.

He is described as being Caucasian in appearance, around 185cms tall and has a solid build and short, grey hair and a beard.

His vessel is described as an 8.2m Herreschoff yacht with a white hull and a blue mast named ‘Colombo7’.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000