New Zealand - 6 Americans, 1 Briton, ages 17-73, & ship Nina lost at sea, 4 June 2013

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    From Daily Mail; the last contact was 04 June, the search initiated on 14 June.

    'The weather's turned nasty, how do we get away from it?': Last phone call made
    before six Americans and one Brit vanished while sailing from New Zealand to Australia

    much more, with pictures, map, etc., at link above
     
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  3. badhorsie

    badhorsie Mouth operational, brain elsewhere...

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    I hope that they are found safe, sounds very bad though
     
  4. wishuwerehere

    wishuwerehere New Member

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    I also hope for their safe return. It's been three weeks since the crew was last heard from... the fortunate scenarios seem to be dwindling.
     
  5. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Unfortunately it seems one for only the poets now:

    Full fathom five thy father lies;
    ............Of his bones are coral made;
    Those are pearls that were his eyes:
    ............Nothing of him that doth fade,
    But doth suffer a sea-change
    Into something rich and strange.


    Prayers though, as they could still be out there, above water somewhere.
     
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    jenstar New Member

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    O/T but related:
    The last time I talked to an Australian about helping me find an American MP, they told me that the reason Americans disappear in Australia is because of "drop bears" the vicious cousin of the Koala. It hides in trees in the bush and drops down on unsuspecting tourists killing them. Natives know better not to go into the bush, so the likeliness of the person being "found" is slim to none. When I looked up "drop bear" about a month later on wiki; I found that it was a fictional animal.
    HaHa! very funny...not. MOO
     
  7. lucky181

    lucky181 New Member

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    http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/...le-sailing-from-new-zealand-to-australia?lite

    A name search of the vessel leads to the owners, David and Rosemary Dyche. They have a 17 yr old son and have been sailing around the world since 2008. Cruising message boards have more information but not sure if I can link that.

    This article has a picture of Rosemary and her son in NZ last Christmas.
    http://www.northernadvocate.co.nz/news/grand-old-lady-gets-in-the-spirit/1653686/

    The father's fb....their son is leaving the boat in July to attend college. I hope they are found soon. Air searches haven't seen them.
    https://www.facebook.com/david.dyche.3
     
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    fruity New Member

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    A lot of foreign sailors go missing in the waters around Australia because they underestimate the conditions and get into trouble. I hope these people are found, but I don't hold high hopes. It's winter here and the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand are treacherous even on a calm day. They need to expand the search area, imo. Anything the searchers find will be a long way off course - the currents in the Tasman Sea are notoriously strong.
     
  9. lucky181

    lucky181 New Member

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    This has more names.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10893482
     
  10. aust amateur slueth

    aust amateur slueth New Member

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    sorry I couldn't help but laugh, drop bear jokes are common and trying to work out if someone is being serious isn't always easy.

    Please don't take that experience as being typical of all Australians, many of us try to be helpful.
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    Huffington Post:
    more here: Nina, American Schooner, Sank Between New Zealand & Australia, Rescuers Believe
     
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    mikkismom New Member

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    LOL! I am an American who moved to Australia twelve years ago when I married. At our US wedding reception, my husband told my family about drop bears... and later revealed the joke. Yet I have one aunt who remains utterly convinced they exist, she still worries for me all these years later. :)

    Sorry to go off topic.

    Just found out about this case so I'll need to play catch-up a bit, but here's hoping for a happy resolution soon, may they be flound safe & well.

    Edited to add: looks as if they were to come into port here in Oz not far from me. The seas to my east (i.e. around Lord Howe Island, off of Newcastle, east towards NZ) can be treacherous. But I won't lose hope yet.
     
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    The rest of the story at the New Zealand Herald link below:

    Nina search: An eerie premonition
     
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    Scoop.co.nz press release. An update and a thorough account of the search to date.

    Grave concerns for missing schooner – update 9
    more at the link
     
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    mikkismom New Member

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    Thank you for the update folks. :) As mentioned in an earlier post, I am in the coast area just a bit north of Newcastle and the weather for the past week has been beastly-- lots of rain coming off the seas and coastal wind warnings issued. Things are much better today and hopefully that will continue. I pray they will all be found alive & well, and that the experience of the captian will see them to safe shores. If any local news pops up I will post it.
     

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