Seven Missing In Historic Yacht Off New Zealand




” A yacht sailing from New Zealand to Australia has gone missing, prompting fears for the seven on board.

The crew, six US citizens and one Briton, have not been heard from for over three weeks.

They had been journeying from Opua in the Bay of Islands to Newcastle, Australia, aboard Nina, a historic American schooner built in 1928.”




” Three US men aged 17, 28 and 58, three US women aged 18, 60 and 73, and a British man aged 35 were on board.

The ship last made contact on 4 June, when it was around 370 nautical miles (685km) west of New Zealand, maritime authorities saidĀ in a statement.”