Saturday, August 10, 2013

91 Days Lost At Sea, Rescued Hannah Gastonguay Page 37

Page 1  Search SuspendedPage 2  The Boat
Page 3  About the Nina
Page 4  Dyche Family
Page 5  Evi Nemeth

Kyle Jackson Nina Crew

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 Search, Funding Needed
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 After Crossing Tasman
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

91 Days Lost At Sea, NO FEAR

Out of food but full of hope and faith, an Arizona family was rescued after spending 91 days at sea.

(We) "didn't feel like we were going to die or anything. We believed God would see us through," said Hannah Gastonguay after her rescue at sea, according to the Associated Press.

Hannah, her husband, father-in-law and two daughters sailed into the Pacific in search of religious freedom.  The couple had lived in Ash Fork in Northern Arizona.  They moved to San Diego in November of 2012 seeking a new life in a new land where there is little government and fewer taxes.

In prayer and faith we ask for the return of the crew

After moving to their small boat, Hannah gave birth to her second child, Rehab.  The eventual plan was to sail to someplace where they could practice their religious faith.  In addition, the family resented having to pay taxes for state funded abortion or tolerating homosexuals.

The idea was to sail to Kiribati with their 8 month old infant, their daughter Ardith, husband Sean and father-in-law Mike.  They chose Kiribati because it is one of the least developed places on the planet.

After setting sail, the family encountered multiple storms.  The boat began to disintegrate.  Each adverse event brought them closer to a disaster at sea.  At one point, a fishing boat came to check them out but offered no assistance.  Then a Canadian cargo ship offered them supplies but when it pulled along side it caused more damage to their fragile boat.

"We were in the thick of it, but we prayed," Hannah said. "Being out on that boat, I just knew I was going to see some miracles," Hannah told an Associated Press reporter.

Eventually, they were spotted by a helicopter pilot from a Venezuelan fishing boat.  The family is on it's way back to Arizona where Hannah says they will come up with a new plan.

On June 4th, 2013, the Nina, a 1928 schooner, disappeared in the Tasman Sea.  The rescue authorities declared the yacht lost because they could not find it.  Others say the yacht may be afloat, but no one could survive the nearly 80 days at sea.  This story proves the Nina 7, including Matthew Wootton, Evi Nemeth, Danielle Wright, Kyle Jackson, David Dyche, David Dyche IV and Rosemary Dyche could easily be alive.  Other sailors have survived extensive periods at sea including four sailors on the Rose Noelle which capsized in New Zealand waters.


On July 5th, 2013, Rescue Coordination Center New Zealand suspended the search for the Nina.  The family asked Texas Equusearch (tes) to advise them in performing a private search.  The U.S. Department of State has refused requests for search assistance and even refused to respond to requests for information from a federal senator.

The families have established a search fund.  They ask for your participation in helping them reunite the missing sailors on the Nina with their families.

Texas EquuSearch SV Nina Search Fund

P.O. Box 395
DickinsonTexas 77539
Office: (281) 309-9500
Fax: (281) 534-6719
Toll Free: (877) 270-9500
Or, mail checks directly to:
Texas EquuSearch SV Nina Search Fund
c/o Amegy Bank215 FM 517 Road West
DickinsonTX 77539
Attention: Ms. Alicia
(281) 337-9390

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