Posted: Aug 21, 2013 4:15 PM
Updated: Aug 22, 2013 11:25 AM
According to a post on a Facebook group dedicated to the search for the missing schooner Nina, the aircraft currently flying a search pattern in hopes of locating the crew will have to cut its search short due to a lack of funding.
The aircraft's operator told search volunteers the group only has funding to allow search operations up to midday New Zealand time.
The families of the missing sailors, including local woman Danielle Wright, are continuing to hold on to hope that all seven of the survivors will be found soon.
Donations for the search effort can be made through Texas Equusearch at this address.