If you have read about the Bad news Neither here or @ http://cpofficialblog.wordpress.com/ You will know that he lost he’s ship (The Migrator) and Had to come on a rowboat.
He will be back has usual but except the ship (that means you cant get or see anything else on the ship except the free item mencioned next)
The Free Item
The free item is the life vest
It can be found on the Beach
Screenshot of the Boat at the Beach