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7 Lives In Peril, Ask John Kerry To Help Save Nina Sailors, Your Signature Counts!

    1. Tim Paynter
    2. Petition by

      Tim Paynter

      Denver, CO

When the families of the seven sailors aboard the historic yacht, the Nina, attempted to do a private search, the Secretary of State's Office intervened and sent the families to an office responsible for making the final arrangements for citizens missing abroad!  The Department of State refuses to support the private search for sailors and is placing obstacles in the path of the non-profit search advisor, Texas Equusearch.  PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION SO WE CAN BRING THE 7 SAILORS HOME AND IMPROVE SEARCH AND RESCUE AT SEA!

The 7 sailors are Evi Nemeth, Kyle Jackson, Danielle Wright, Matthew Wootton, David Dyche, Rosemary Dyche and David Dyche IV.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. We Still Have Hope, Please Stay With Us

      Tim Paynter
      Petition Organizer

      It has been more than a year since the Nina quit communicating. Sailors who have been lost at sea for longer than a year have come back. Only your hope and prayers are left, along with the families who have done everything in their power to bring the Nina sailors home, and wonder why governments have not done everything in their power. Faith, hope, vote.

    2. Chesterfield Reef Being Searched

      Tim Paynter
      Petition Organizer

      We heard news today from Ricky Wright the Chesterfield Reef has a flight which regularly over-flies the reef. We don't know if they have been looking for the Nina, but with some luck, they will, now. A lot of things are going on behind the scenes, and the search continues for the precious crew of the Nina. It can't hurt to sign the petition if you have not. The families are trying to leave all options as open as possible. News of the El Salvadoran castaway was encouraging, he made it with no provisions in an open boat for over 395 days.

    3. Family Wants Search of Chesterfield Reef

      Tim Paynter
      Petition Organizer

      Chesterfield Reef has taken it's toll over many ships throughout the years. It is located in as about a remote a location as possible. The Nina families seek volunteers who can check the reef to see if there are any signs of the Nina on the reef. Any takers?

    4. Wright Family Searching Australia

      Tim Paynter
      Petition Organizer

      Ricky and Robin Wright continue their search for the Nina off of the East coast of Australia. They were happy to hear some of the areas they planned to search, especially some remote islands, are checked from time-to-time by officials. Still, that leaves a lot of territory where the Nina could be. Operation Nina is going strong with private pilots working hard to save the crew. We appreciate your support, please help us get more signatures and bring this crew HOME!

    5. Operation Nina is in full swing!

      Tim Paynter
      Petition Organizer

      Private pilots are looking for the Nina in the barrier reefs on the East side of NZ! BUT WE NEED A LOT MORE HELP! Are we going to let these poor sailors perish for lack of being vocal? We need you to speak out about the urgent quest of the Nina and her 7 sailors. Call your boss, call your sister, heck CALL YOUR MOM! But please help us get this message out!

    6. Satellite Imagery A Possible Solution To Nina Search

      Tim Paynter
      Petition Organizer
      Is Satellite Imagery The Future Of Search-And-Rescue Operations?

      By Tim Paynter The search for the schooner, Niña, missing in the Tasman Sea, is breaking new ground in the use of satellite images to locate mariners. The Nina that was carrying David Dyche, an American mariner who works for Edison Chouest Offshore, his wife, their teenage son, Wright and a crew of three others from New Zealand to Australia when she was last heard from early this summer.

    7. Private Pilots To Launch Search

      Tim Paynter
      Petition Organizer

      News from Australia is an association of private pilots are launching a search for the schooner, Nina. The effort won't be an official search, but with the aircraft being an important mode of transportation in Australia, having extra eyes looking for the missing boat could make a huge difference. No evidence has ever been presented to show the Nina sank. Many boats have been caught in the currents of the Tasman Sea, only to wash up on shore up to a year later. Pilots will be especially concentrating on the barrier islands East of Australia.

    8. New Images Provide New Hope

      Tim Paynter
      Petition Organizer

      New Satellite Images provide new hope of finding the Nina. Meanwhile, Robin and Ricky Wright, parents of crew member Danielle Wright, are in Australia. Ricky is working towards his pilot's license so he can continue the search. What would help more than anything is for the US State Department to support our quest for new images from the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) with higher resolution. Your support of the petition is key to getting that part of the puzzle done!

    9. Airplanes Flying Again!

      Tim Paynter
      Petition Organizer

      The families have managed to launch aircraft once again. The various powers who should be launching airplanes with extended over-sea flight capability continue to refuse to launch those craft. We need your support to gain both US and New Zealand action to #s7s!

      https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1463099_245150652307333_621583792_n.jpg

    10. Reached 3,000 signatures
    11. A message from England

      Tim Paynter
      Petition Organizer
      Help Save 7 Sailor On The Nina, Matthew Wootton, Equusearch

      On June 4th, seven sailors went missing off of the Coast of New Zealand. On July 5th, Rescue Coordination Center New Zealand halted the search for the sailors. Ricky Wright, father of crewmember Danielle Wright, asked Texas Equusearch to advise. Equusearch brought in volunteer scientists to work on a new way of searching.

    12. There is "All Is Lost" and then there is "Hi Ya Mom!"

      Tim Paynter
      Petition Organizer
      Kyle Jackson Calls Home, Nina

      Before leaving on a shakedown cruise, Kyle Jackson calls home. This is an edited portion of the video he sent his mother. We edited out a very personal portion in which Kyle speaks about moving his grandfather to hospice. You can help save 7 people lost on a yacht in the Pacific.

    13. Rescue Agencies Say 'Sorry Charlie'

      Tim Paynter
      Petition Organizer

      The response to our submission of a great photograph which looks like the Nina is heart breaking. The Authorities refuse to search. Your signatures mean every thing now. Imagine we know where the sailors are, but no one will look?

    14. Top 10 Who Survived At Sea!

      Tim Paynter
      Petition Organizer
      Top 10 Sea Survivors

      I have always been fascinated by people that survived extreme situations. I always wondered how long I would be able to survive if I was lost on a snow covered mountain or ledge locked on a cliff or trapped in the middle of the ocean on a raft.

    15. Knock Knock, Who Is There?

      Tim Paynter
      Petition Organizer

      We have not heard a word from the RCC-NZ about the proposed search for the Nina. We have not heard from the US State Department regarding our request for support in this search. How loud a voice do we need? Please ask your friends and relatives to sign this petition so we can bring the #s7s home!

    16. 16,000 People Searching Digital Globe Images

      Tim Paynter
      Petition Organizer

      We just got the news the other day, there are over 16,000 people signed up to view Digital Globe photographs taken of the Tasman Sea! We are very thankful for the support given us by Digital Globe. You can view those images on the crowd sourcing web site called Tomnod. We are all working hard to #s7s, and thank each of you for your support!

    17. Please Donate To The Nina Effort

      Tim Paynter
      Petition Organizer

      http://texasequusearch.org/2013/07/tes-sv-nina-search/

      Our ultimate ability to find the Nina may depend upon you and the money the families have to pay for private search aircraft. All the people who work on this campaign are volunteers, including the entire Texas Equusearch team. However, the aircraft are a hard asset and the search incurs real costs. Your support is very much appreciated! Thanks,

      Tim Paynter, Media Lead

      Texas Equusearch

      12/19/12 - We have some great news! Tim Miller and our GPR operator, Glenn Zebrowski, have located the two childrens' graves. With our contacts, we have located a monument company that will have the headstones prepared before Christmas. Tim plans to pick up the headstones and bring them back to Lytle for placement before Christmas.

    18. From Darlene Marullo, Ralph Baird

      Tim Paynter
      Petition Organizer

      How To Get Search Updates:

      www.EVXX.com
      www.TXEQ.org

      International Interest to Help:

      Monday, NZ Herald exclusive
      Yesterday, ABC Good Morning America
      This Saturday night, Geraldo Rivera Live

      How To Survive at Sea Long Term:

      Fresh water from catching rain water; very easy to so and always done at sea;
      No one is going to distill sea water; takes filters and heat;

      Stables are what is onboard and always fish; very plentiful;

      Shelter is the ship upright;

    19. 2,000 PEOPLE ASK, HOW MANY MORE PEOPLE NEED TO ASK?

      Tim Paynter
      Petition Organizer
      Over 2,000 People Sign Petition For Sailors On Nina

      Congratulations to all of the people who have worked so hard to gather signatures! We hit the 2,000 mark! Wow! Two thousand people ask John Kerry, the Secretary of State, to support Texas Equusearch and the families of the sailors to pitch in on the search for Matthew Wootton, Evi Nemeth, Danielle Wright, Kyle Jackson, David Dyche, Rosemary Dyche and David Dyche IV.

    20. Reached 2,000 signatures
    21. Radio Interview Panel Discussion, Do You Agree?

      Tim Paynter
      Petition Organizer
      New Zealand Radio Interview Should They Search For Nina?

      A panel discussion in which no conclusion is made. Some reporters think they should search for the Nina, others think not. At least one encourages the family to never give up! Radio track: New Zealand Radio

    22. Larry Slack Thanks Media Outlets

      Tim Paynter
      Petition Organizer

      http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/images-raise-hope-7-people-missing-schooner-120038175--abc-news-topstories.html
      We were fortunate to have ABC and Fox News pickup the Nina story from the article published in New Zealand yesterday. Good Morning America featured a short information piece and later in the day, Diane Sawyer presented a second story. Fox News also aired a Nina story and has invited Robin Wright to appear on the Geraldo Rivera Show this Saturday at 10 pm. Additionally, the NY Daily News will feature an article about the Nina and we expect more news coverage from other media outlets.

      New Images Raise Hope for 7 People Missing on Schooner

      ABC News' Linsey Davis and Melissa Lustrin report: New satellite images have identified what appears to be a floating vessel resembling a schooner that was carrying seven people off the coast of New Zealand where it vanished five months ago after a brutal storm. The new...

    23. Message Delivered to New Zealand

      Tim Paynter
      Petition Organizer

      The families and TES have delivered a message to the RCC-NZ requesting them to conduct a formal search for an object, possibly the Nina, found on satellite maps. In the message, TES provides an astonished RCC-NZ information about the satellites so they can verify the accuracy of the images.

      TES is breaking history in search and rescue which will benefit all sailors! This is the first time ever satellites were used to locate a private boat in the Tasman Sea!

      We are waiting for a response by the RCC-NZ. Cross your fingers, and ask your friends to sign and support the Nina petition!

    24. Possible Nina Sighted, RCC-NZ Wants More Info

      Tim Paynter
      Petition Organizer

      The Nina may have been spotted on satellite image, according to the New Zealand Herald. However, the RCC-NZ posed questions about the height and make of the satellite device which took the image. The US Government continues to refuse to advocate for the sailors.

      What is it going to take for the RCC-NZ to get out and look for the Nina?

      Apparently, a clearer image, which the United States has the ability to obtain. It is going to take a lot of people who think the US should take an active role. You are part of that effort. Please encourage your friends and relatives to read and sign the petition!

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Ildikó Sain BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
      • about 1 month ago

      old friend of Evi

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    • Melissa Wood LAKE JACKSON, TX
      • 3 months ago

      Signing this petition is important to me for the families involved that need closure. God Bless!

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    • Josh Jefferies NEWQUAY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 months ago

      I am a fellow mariner.

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    • Bill Morris LLANELLI, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 months ago

      I hope that they continue the search and give the men a chance

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    • carolyn mcgrath WOODFORD GREEN, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 months ago

      I come from a Sailing family.

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