Updated November 28, 2013
TES SV Nina Search Fund has flown over 297 hours in the Tasman Sea; these are privately donated funds for the single purpose use to locate and bring home the schooner Nina and its crew of 7, offshore New Zealand and Australia. That air search effort is 400% (4 times) the effort by the agencies that stopped searching for these survivors on July 4 (the incomplete search was ‘suspended’ pending new information). In addition over 13,000 volunteers have assisted the families of the Nina 7 by carefully viewing and tagging possible sailing vessels on the images from the American earth satellites provided by the private company Digital Globle Inc. of Longmont, Colorado USA. “Thank you,” from the families and friends of the schooner Nina 7.