More than three months after the official search was called off, what could be the chances the Nina — a schooner with seven souls onboard — could still be drifting out there somewhere?
Back in early July, New Zealand search officials announced they had nowhere else to look for the sailboat, with six Americans and a British passenger on its manifest.
They were heading to Australia during a June storm when sporadic transmissions from the vessel painted an increasingly bleak picture — then silence and a failed search that lasted 11 days.
Sheesh ... I was thinking it was a story about some pirate ship of old, still cruising the oceans.Fuzzy satellite pictures of a ghost ship in one particular section of ocean — images, now a month old — have raised the spirits of friends and family.
It's also created a bit of an international incident, as the U.S. government has resisted calls to offer up clearer satellite images.