Capsize survivor urges to continue search for Nina

Published on November 5th, 2013

John Glennie has urged authorities to continue the search for the missing schooner Nina after he survived 119 days lost at sea.

Glennie has written to the Rescue Co-ordination Centre (RCC) and told of how he and three other crew members were left fighting for their lives after their 12.6m trimaran Rose-Noelle capsized in the Pacific Ocean in 1989.

Now he has joined the families of Nina crew members, calling on the rescue agency to resume the search.

The 21m schooner and its seven crew left the Bay of Islands (New Zealand) on May 29 and last made contact in June, when a text message was sent asking for a weather update.

While the official search for Nina has now ended, family members organised another search, which produced a satellite image that is thought to be the missing schooner.

“If the image of the boat … is the Nina … then in my humble opinion there is every chance the crew will be in fine shape,” Mr Glennie wrote.

Read more at Yachting & Boating World

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