Sunday, July 21, 2013

Equusearch Seeks Satellite Imagery Specialist, Nina Search Page 18

Page 1 Search Suspended
Page 2  The Story
Kyle Jackson (Megan Jackson Photo)

Page 3  About the Nina
Page 4  Dyche Family Page
Page 5  Evi Nemeth
Page 6  Matt Wootton
Page 7  Kyle Jackson
Page 8  Danielle Wright
Page 9  RCCNZ 
Page 10 To the Families and Friends
Page 11  What Went Wrong
Page 12 Last Message From Nina Crew
Page 13 Family Appeals For Search Funds
Page 14 Nina Family Anxious For Search To Begin
Page 15  RCCNZ Less Than Cooperative
Page 16  Eqqusearch Seeks Satellite Image Specialists
Page 17  New Zealand Responds

PAGE 18  Eqqusearch Seeks Satellite Specialist

Page 19  A New Era Of Cooperation
Page 20  Wild Speculation No Help

Page 21  Sailboat Washes Up On Beach
Page 22  Nina Fund
Page 23  Nina Makes Prime Time
Page 24  Kyle Jackson, Hiya Mom!
Page 25  U.S. Coast Guard Endangers Lives of Nina 7
Page 26  Equusearch, Nina Families, Ask For Help
Page 27  Apathy From US Officials
Page 28  Families Seek More Funding
Page 29  Standing Up To Uncle Sam
Page 30  Possible New Location of Nina
Page 31  Reason For Hope Rescue After 76 Days At Sea
Page 32  Breaking News Delayed
Page 33  Positive Despite The Negatives
Page 34  Tomnod Saves Lives
Page 35  Holding
Page 36  Tasman Takes Two
Page 37  91 Days Lost At Sea
Page 38  Your Calls Needed

Texas based Equusearch (TES) and the families from representing the missing yacht, Nina, actively are seeking a volunteer who knows satellite data and how to manage it.

Satellite data has been an effective search tool in search and rescue for some time.  Gone are the days in which the search for missing sailors depends upon planes flying patterns over the sea alone.  Certainly, aviation still plays an important element in SAR efforts.  However, even the activities of the planes has changed.  Now they use sophisticated radar which is accurate far beyond human sight.

Another common tool is the use of satellite data.  We are not at the point at which there is a satellite pointing at the exact location desired at the exact moment.  However, satellite data has been effective in locating missing yachts before.  

For example, when Somali pirates hijacked the oil tanker Sirius Star, the first thing the pirates did was disconnect the AIS or ship's tracking system.  What the pirates could not disconnect were the eyes in the sky, satellites watching from afar.  The tanker was located with an accurate photo taken of the ship.

This photograph was taken from outer-space

TES is seeking a special someone who really knows satellite imagery.  While the pay is lousy, they are looking for a volunteer, not an employee, some things are priceless.  Being able to participate with a winning team of volunteers in returning loved people to their families is priceless.  It is the kind of work that is best done by volunteers because each step, each thought, each high moment and each low moment, has the potential of being life changing.

If you are really good with satellite images please give TES a call.  They don't have resources as big as an oil tanker, but their hearts take them to a better place.

Texas Equusearch:  (281) 309-9500

If you are not a satellite expert and you really want to make a difference, why not consider a donation?  Everyone has a role in the SAR effort.  Some people lead, others work on media, others are the boots on the ground.  Law enforcement or the Coast Guard and SAR officials have their own special niche.  One critical niche in all SAR efforts is the place of the hard earned buck.  You don't have to be a tycoon to give.  TES is grateful for everything they get.  It is an organization built first on gratitude.  


July 19, 2013 Houston Texas ----- Texas EquuSearch Founder/Director Tim Miller believes there is hope for finding the sailing vessel S/V Nina and its seven (7) passengers alive.  Concerned family member and friends are hoping to utilize the resources of the American government and any other private resources available to continue the search including covering the New Zealand Air Force fuel costs to continue search efforts. 

New Zealand has a relatively small population and outside support is necessary to continue the at-sea search efforts. The captain and crew represent Americans from 5 different states and an Englishman. Contributions can be made to the Texas EquuSearch S/V Nina Search Fund. See below.
Help us help the families by making a donation today:

Mail checks to:

Texas EquuSearch SV Nina Search Fund

P.O. Box 395
Dickinson, Texas 77539
Office: (281) 309-9500
Fax: (281) 534-6719
Toll Free: (877) 270-9500

Or use PayPal or Credit Card:

Or, mail checks directly to:

Texas EquuSearch SV Nina Search Fund

c/o Amegy Bank

215 FM 517 Road West
Dickinson, TX 77539

Attention: Ms. Alicia White
(281) 337-9390

The Secret Of The Sea

"Ah! what pleasant visions haunt me
As I gaze upon the sea!
All the old romantic legends,
All my dreams, come back to me."

David Dyche III

Rosemary Dyche

David Dyche IV

Kyle Jackson

Evi Nemeth

Danielle Wright

Matthew Wootton

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