The work continues to try to locate the missing crew of the schooner the Nina.  It's been over two and a half months since the family and friends of UL Student Danielle Wright have head from her.

There are several other passengers and crew members aboard the boat as well.

The family is still getting help from Texas Equusearch, the same group that helped in the search for UL student Mickey Shunick.

Since there is still so much area to cover, the family is asking the public to help in the search.

Search efforts are now concentrated around a section of ocean near Australia, an area encompassing some 300,000 square miles.

The family of those missing are asking for your help through Tomnod.  You can actually look for the missing vessel by using your computer.

Volunteer Beth Hession tells KPEL the best way to help is to sign on to Tomnod as a GUEST.  This link,, shows you how it works.

The second link,, shows you how you can search for Wright and the other missing passengers and crew.

Hession tells KPEL someone did spot an orange life raft in the water.  Now crews will be going those coordinates to see what they can find.

If you can't help by searching, you can help by donating money to pay for planes, fuel and pilots.

The family of Wright has run into reluctance from the New Zealand government and the United States.  New Zealand doesn't have the funding to keep searching.

Because of the extraordinary expense of such an operation, the Wright family is asking for help in financing the effort. To that end, donations are being accepted at:

All Home Bank locations. Make checks payable to Robin Wright under account number 2059321602.

  •     Sunbelt Business Brokers, 2701 Johnston Street, Suite 300, Lafayette, La.
  •     Texas Equusearch through the organization's website, Fund must be added to the comments as special instructions,  organizers said.

Volunteers are also asking for people to "Like" their Facebook page, "Bringing Home the Nina and Her Crew" to learn more on Tomnod in real life and other updates.

A international press conference has been slated for tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the South Shore Harbour Resort in League City, Texas.

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