Oct 14, 2013 9:52 PM by KATC (PHOTO CREDIT: to the holding hope for Nina fb page)
Renewed hope tonight for the family members of those aboard the missing yacht Nina. A New Zealand publication is reporting that new satellite images have surfaced of an object resembling the yacht.
The vessel has been missing for five months; Danielle Wright of Lafayette is one of the seven crew members on board.
Reports indicate images of what appears to be a boat were spotted about 184 nautical miles west of Norfolk Island on September 15th.
Robin Wright, mother of 19-year-old Danielle, was quoted in the New Zealand Herald:
"We have never lost hope that the crew of Nina is alive and well and that they will be rescued, but seeing that boat image is very exciting.
"We've been scanning all these images supplied by [satellite technology] trying to find that same image again to be sure that it's not just another boat that sailed through the area that happens to be the same shape and size as Nina," she said.
"It's not a perfect system, but it's all we have at the moment."
According to the publication, Maritime NZ's general manager for safety and responses services says a better-quality image is still needed for an official search to go ahead.
Read their full article here: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11140086
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