Australia: A public satellite imagery tool called TOMnod could help in finding an American yacht Nina that went missing along with seven crew members in the Tasman Sea about two and a half months ago.
Texas EquuSearch (TES), a non-profit search and rescue organization, has been continuing the search operation even after the New Zealand officials called off their search in early July. TES has now found a new lead from TOMnod’s high-resolution satellite imagery. One of the images provided by TOMnod shows an orange man-made object off the coast of Norfolk Island located between Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia. The object has the shape and the size and the characteristics of Nina. Ralph Baird, Texas Equusearch Senior Advisor for the search mission, believes this lead could prove to be crucial. TES is not planning to follow satellite coordinates and search the entire area where the orange object was sighted.