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Texas EquuSearch to Hold Conference on "Nina 7" Missing Crew


HOUSTON, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Time and date of event:

11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 22, 2013


South Shore Harbour & Conference Center

2500 South Shore Blvd.,  League City, TX 77573

Texas EquuSearch, now a household name after its nonstop efforts to search for Alabama teen Natalee Holloway on the island of Aruba, is spearheading a global effort to find the seven missing crewmembers of the legendary 70-foot yacht " Nina."  Nina, once the flagship of the New York Yacht Club, is now missing off New Zealand.  Encouraging new evidence has emerged; an EquuSearch twin-engine plane is patrolling. Updates are here:

All media are invited to a news conference that will include Texas EquuSearch President Tim Miller; search coordinator and advisor Ralph Baird; family members; a yachting expert; author John Glennie, who survived 119 days adrift in a sailboat, and several others who have survived at sea. 

The seven crew missing are from the five families traveling from several parts of the U.S.; Matthew Wootton's mother is coming from England.  Among the family members is Darlene (Wright) Marullo, local to Houston and Galveston, Texas, whose 19-year old niece Danielle Wright is on board. Others appearing are the families and friends of  David Dyche, Rosemary Dyche, 17-year old David Dyche, Jr, Evi Nemeth and Kyle Jackson.

The twin masted schooner Nina, in excellent condition, set sail on May 29 and was last heard from on June 4.  The New Zealand Rescue Coordination Center (RCCNZ) concluded that the vessel had possibly sunk.  Yet veteran yachtsmen and women, scientists – including several from NASA working on their own time – other professionals, and those following viral videos around the world -- all say the search should not have stopped.  They are appealing to the governments of the United States and New Zealand to resume active searching; Texas EquuSearch is issuing an urgent appeal for funding of the families' search with its guidance.

Satellite imagery showing a qualified target that could be the Nina lifeboat can be seen on  This is a web based crowd sourcing network that has users globally.


Dan Molina, cell (713) 417-5382

Tim Paynter, cell (720) 951-1700

Ralph Baird, cell (713) 366-6445

Shelley Rogers, cell (713) 530-9574

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SOURCE Texas EquuSearch

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