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Search abandoned for missing yacht with 3 Americans aboard
Jul 6th, 2013 by Warren Swil

Nina presumed

sunk, seven

perish at sea

The historic 70-foot Nina is seen in the Azores islands in the Atlantic Ocean. Click image to enlarge. Photo by Woodeboat Forum

A FLORIDA FAMILY and four others are presumed dead and their yacht lost after New Zealand rescuers Friday called off a search for the missing vessel.
The historic 70-foot American schooner Nina was reported missing in a maritime bulletin on June 27 from the New Zealand government.
“Grave concerns are held for the crew … en route from Opua in the Bay of Islands to Newcastle, Australia,” the bulletin said.
The worst fears have now been realized.

 

 


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