Colin BURGESS

Missing since: 
Tuesday, June 8, 2004
Last seen: 
Townsville QLD
Responsible jurisdiction: 
Australian Missing Overseas
Year of birth: 
1948
Age now: 
69
Gender: 
Male
Height: 
185cm
Build: 
Solid
Hair: 
Dark
Brown
Eyes: 
Brown
Complexion: 
Olive
Distinguishing Features: 
Tattoo on Right Arm that says “Insulin dependant diabetic”.

Circumstances

On 8 June 2004 Colin Burgess departed Townsville, Queensland on his yacht the “Vangie”.
Colin planned to sail towards Papua New Guinea (PNG) and visit surrounding areas such as Flinders Reef, Harald Cay, Willis Islet, Louisiades Archipelago, Woodlark Island, Missimer and possibly Bougainville on a three month trip, with enough supplies to extend this to six months.
In December 2004 there was a possible sighting of Colin on Rossell Island, PNG. He has not returned to Australia since his departure.
If you have information that may assist police to locate Colin please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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