The U.S Coast Guard is searching for a Chilean citizen who has dissapeared from a cargo ship at the Atlantic Ocean, nearby to Puerto Rico.

The 62-year-old man has been identified as Luis Leyva Aliaga and is member of the Berkay N cargo ship.

The ship has a Chilean flag and is navigating the Gibraltar-Cuba route which stops in Puerto Rico.

The Chilean was reported missing on Thursday, after he did not returned to his work. This according to the U.S agency Associated Press.