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Families of missing sailors don't give up hope

The family members of the schooner Nina, lost in the Tasman Sea, have refused to accept the Australian government’s decision to end its lengthy search for any sign of the vessel, have launched a petition drive to encourage U.S. State Department cooperation.

“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 petition reads. “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!”

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