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Re: 6 Americans, 1 Brit vanish at sea

Thanks Dfok,

A lot of people don't know, the Nina 7, as some of us call them, are not millionaire sailors, but normal folk like you and me. Some of them are from humble means. Even the boat's owners worked for years, several months on and a few months off, living their cruising dreams.

Yes, of course, we grieve for the loss to of all life, including those desperate for the most basic of opportunities, to feed their starving families. Technology must be advanced by someone. It is the luck of the families and the skill of the team assembled, including Texas Equusearch, that places the Nina search at the forefront of this breaking technology. However, certainly, it will be applied to other searches, including searches for New Zealand sailors and sailors from many countries, including those from impoverished nations.

Satellite searches have been done before in the U.S. However, to our knowledge, never have they been done in the Tasman Sea for private boats. Hence, the significance is to sailors from that region who may brave one of the toughest stretches of water known to man. Ultimately, we hope the technology develops enough to be used around the world for all people.

Thanks for your points.

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