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Cats after all are sensitive creatures.
As, obviously, are wombats . . .
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As, obviously, are wombats . . .
Not meaning to be insensitive though perhaps my attempt at levity was inappropriate. I was originally remarking that unless someone wants to speculate that some or all of the crew were guilty of personal misbehaviour, general speculation as to the possible fate of the ship is valid.
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Not meaning to be insensitive though perhaps my attempt at levity was inappropriate. I was originally remarking that unless someone wants to speculate that some or all of the crew were guilty of personal misbehaviour, general speculation as to the possible fate of the ship is valid.
Ohfortheloveofgawd (as Doc might say) you really are too sensitive! I was joking. I'll remember the emoticon next time! What a waste of my post #300 . . . .
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Ohfortheloveofgawd (as Doc might say) you really are too sensitive! I was joking. I'll remember the emoticon next time! What a waste of my post #300 . . . .
whoops .... looks like a certain Fuzzball left his sense of humour under the bed this morning.

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A new search is underway for a yacht thought lost at sea between Australia and New Zealand.

Six Americans and one Englishman were on-board vintage yacht The Nina when it disappeared on June 4 on its way to Newcastle in New South Wales - sparking a massive search covering an area four times the size of New Zealand.

The official search was called off in early July after no trace was found of the yacht, its lifeboat or crew.

But families of the missing crew maintained private search efforts and recruited followers on Facebook to scour satellite images for any sign of the 21-metre schooner.

On Sunday afternoon, the crowd-sourced search appeared to find an orange/yellow object to the west of Norfolk island.

The Nina had an orange life-raft.

Using money raised and donated, the families launched a private Cessna F406 to fly over the area where the object was spotted.


The twin-engine turbo-prop conducted a low-level search between Lord Howe Island, where it is based, and Norfolk Island before stopping at the second island to refuel.

It has not yet been able to search the area where the object was found.

Read more: The Nina: Fresh search for missing yacht
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It has not yet been able to search the area where the object was found.
Ooops, I stuffed up my post.... miss-read "west of"

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Re: 6 Americans, 1 Brit vanish at sea

Fingers crossed. We can only hope they are found alive. What a tremendous black eye in any scenario for NZ SAR if that is indeed their raft.
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It has not yet been able to search the area where the object was found
Ooops, I stuffed up my post.... miss-read "west of"

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A bit more information here:

Weather Prevents Nina Life-Raft Search - national | Stuff.co.nz

And, on the Facebook page devoted to the search...

https://www.facebook.com/ninarescue

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Weather looks good today for morning start to locate the yellow object found in an image taken August 3. Drift modelling has been done and a search area defined. Weather map for 11.30 local time Norfolk Island attached below. Norfolk is located at S29 E168 approx. At time of posting it is 0330 local time Norfolk Island.







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Re: 6 Americans, 1 Brit vanish at sea

Brief article on Nina's history.
Friend at work dropped off copy of October Yachting magazine at my office.
(as he knows I would never see/buy)
Article by John Rousmaniere on history and owners of Nina. Pages (77-80)
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Well its 5 months now. Are we considering them, finally, to be 'lost at sea'?



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