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Old 15-10-2013, 20:46   #1
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Ghost ship possibly found

PICTURES of a mystery object floating in the Pacific Ocean are giving hope to the families of seven crew members whose yacht went missing on its way to Australia in June.

Satellite finds possible 'ghost ship' floating near Australia | News.com.au
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Old 15-10-2013, 21:16   #2
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Re: Ghost ship possibly found

Absolutly no information on date or location of the photo that could be a wave or a blue whale.
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A great example of poor reporting. No information basis etc... I expect more from those that are trained to report facts.
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Re: Ghost ship possibly found

Australian news, like most nowadays, is based on ratings and sensation, not facts. Stopped watching it years ago over here.

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Re: Ghost ship possibly found

Yeah that's pretty thin with no more info. But the article is new? So maybe?
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Re: Ghost ship possibly found

Better article, if true, things could be looking up for the ship and it's crew.

Holding hope for The Nina: Ghost ship spotted in satellite image drifting off New Zealand | Mail Online
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Re: Ghost ship possibly found

Or it could be any other sailing vessel sailing hapily along.

And why do both photos look so different?




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Re: Ghost ship possibly found

It does seem a bit of false hope...why get everyone excited is probably what the GOVT is thinking....

It seems just as those "UFO" sightings where everything is just enough out of focus to assume that its somthing, but never able to tell. With google Earth Pictures being better, it seems definate information could be found....
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Mental note. dont post news stories!
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Why? Its good to have the news, we are not shooting the messenger, you, for bringing it to us. In fact: Thank you for bringing it to us!
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Thanks Oz. As a person who knew Nina back in the days of DeCoursey Fales, and the Newport-Bermuda race, I still have hope.
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Sooner or later something will crop up. Maybe now.

The other one - Lady Domina - anything?

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b. one that was abandoned 12 months back north of here (Bermuda) was spotted by a ship a month ago.
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The other one - Lady Domina - anything?

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No. Nor Grain de Soleil

Its been a bad year. Theres more too, isnt there?
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Re: Ghost ship possibly found

latitude 38 reported---
¨New Hope in Nina Disappearance

October 16, 2013 – South Pacific Ocean

Close scrutiny of recent satellite imagery has sparked new hope that the long-missing American schooner Niña may yet be found, and that her seven crew may still be alive.


According to family and experts, this ship-shaped image is the same size as Niña but Kiwi authorities won't go searching until they have higher resolution images that the American government won't release.
© 2013 Texas EquuSearch

As reported earlier, the 70-ft vessel set sail from from Opua, New Zealand, May 29 bound for Newcastle, Australia. New Zealand search and rescue resources mounted their largest search ever, but had no luck in locating the schooner or any evidence to confirm she had sunk.

After the search was abandoned, families of the crew enlisted the help of the non-govermental American search organization Texas EquuSearch. Their staff procured satellite imagery of areas beyond the original search — apparently prompted by inconsistency between the reported location of two satphone mayday calls. Although not razor sharp, imagery from September 15 clearly shows a hull shape similar to Niña's, located 184 miles west of Norfolk Island (roughly a third of the distance to Australia's east coast).

The anxious families have implored New Zealand's Rescue Coordination Centre to resume the search, but they reportedly require sharper, more detailed imagery before they can do so. Ricky Wright, the father of 19-year-old crewmember Danielle Wright, told the New Zealand Herald, "We have been asking the US State Department for help in getting better images, specifically for better resolution of the September 15 image, but we get no help."

Well-known Auckland-based meteorologist Auckland-based Bob McDavitt was the last person to have direct contact with the Niña in early June. After the satellite imagery was produced he was quoted as saying, "You don't want to take away people's hopes. . . (But) there's about a vessel a day or every other day going past that part of the world." Surviving at sea for four and a half months is not unheard of, but hope diminishes with every passing day.

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