Monday, July 8, 2013

Nina Search Ends, Seeking Dyche, Jackson, Wright, Wooton, Nemeth

Pg 1  The Search Suspended

Page 2  The Story

Trimming Sail

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
Page 11  What Went Wrong
Page 12 Last Message From Nina Crew
Page 13  Family of Nina Crew Appeal For Search Funds
Page 14  Family Anxious For Search To Begin
Page 15  RCCNZ Less Than Cooperative in New Nina Search
Page 16 Third Day Of Nina Search
Page 17  New Zealand Responds
Page 18  Equusearch 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

Sailors Presumed Lost At Sea

Seven Man Crew Living Dream

At Port in Whangarei  

David Dyche, 58; his wife, Rosemary Nelson Dyche, 60; their son David Dyche IV, 17; Kyle Jackson, 27; Danielle Wright, 18; Briton Matthew Wootton, 35 and Evi Nemeth, 78 set sail in a 1928 schooner from the New Zealand Bay of Islands on May 28th, 2013. The crew planned on a 14 day voyage to Newcastle, Australia.

The boat and it's crew have not been seen since.

On June 3rd, Evi Nemeth conveyed a disturbing message to meteorologist Bob McDavitt using Nemeth's satellite phone. Bob McDavitt is a nationally known meteorologist in retirement who assists yacht crews to navigate difficult weather.

Professor Evi Nemeth

"The weather's turned nasty, how do we get away from it?" asked retired University of Colorado professor, Evi Nemeth.

McDavitt asked Nemeth to call back in 30 minutes so he could better advise them.  Nemeth did call back.

McDavitt said, "She was quite controlled in her voice, it sounded like everything was under control." 
McDavitt further indicated Nemeth was obviously worried about the conditions or she never would have called in the first place.  Perhaps if Bob McDavitt knew who Evi Nemeth was, he might have paid more attention.


During his brief conversation with Nemeth, McDavitt advised the Nemeth crew they should steer South and prepare for a storm with high winds and seas.  He also advised Professor Nemeth the crew might want to heave-to, a process of putting the boat in a sort of sailor's limbo or holding pattern, while the storm passed.

     On June 3rd, McDavitt received his last communication from Evi.


     Little did McDavitt know, the final message he received from Nemeth was not the final message sent.  A message retrieved later revealed the Nina in heavy seas and facing an uphill climb.

McDavitt attempted multiple text messages advising the crew aboard Nina about the storm which had overcome the crew of the Nina.




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