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post #174 of Old 10-25-2013
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Re: 6 Americans, 1 Brit vanish at sea

Thanks, all for posting and commenting. Every one knows, including the families, that the sailors on the Nina are fighting long odds. However, those discussions do little to assist in the search process. There is a real possibility the Nina is afloat and the sailors alive. That is based upon facts not made clear in most of the press, as well as true histories of people who have survived New Zealand winters stranded on the sea.

Every sailor will benefit from the research being done in the search for the 7 sailors. Texas Equusearch has gathered an incredible team of volunteer NASA scientists, fluid hydrologists, geophysicists, computer scientists, and an army of volunteers to look for the Nina. Use of satellites to search for sailors places no lives at risk and could save huge dollars as the technology develops. Learning how to search for images, get photographs quickly, run accurate drift models is all part of the process. The various RCC organizations are strapped trying to keep up with their own workload, so the efforts by Equusearch are invaluable.

Your support of this effort, then, could save your life, or the lives of someone you know. It is a process, the answers are still being worked upon, but what a noble cause. We ask you to make positive comments and to support us in our quest to bring #s7s sailors home. The families do read the boards and say they are very grateful for your ideas and your help.

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