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Oct 29, 2013 12:10 PM

New leads prompt representative to seek help in Nina search

Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., says he has sent a letter to the director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency requesting its assistance with the search efforts to locate the missing yacht Nina in light of a new lead potentially identifying the lost vessel.

"After these recent satellite images of a floating vessel were captured, there appear to be new clues in the disappearance of the Nina," Boustany wrote Tuesday. "While these new findings did not initiate a new official search, I am seeking the help of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to assist in the location of the missing Nina. I hope this new lead will help to locate the missing ship and the crew on board."

The 70-foot sailing schooner was last heard from on June 4. In that radio transmission, crew said the boat had been through rough weather and was without sails. One of the missing crew members is Danielle Wright, a Lafayette resident.

New satellite images released earlier this month show a boat shape very similar to the Nina apparently adrift off the Australian coast.

 

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