As many of you already know, my heart and soul has been involved in this search everyday since February/March. I feel as if I have adopted these families into my life. The search continues but the resources for finding Anthony, Jaryd and Reg are becoming very limited. The families have set up a GoFundMe campaign to try and raise money to continue forward with the search. The missing catamaran has been spotted twice by passing vessels. I am going to copy and paste the current situation as was posted by the family early this morning.
If anyone can help, it would greatly be appreciated and for those who are unable to help with a donation…we understand completely, and would like to ask that you help by posting a link to the GoFundMe campaign on your Facebook and Twitter pages and keep them in your prayers.
Thanks again…so much!
Message from the family:
Nicole Payne with Storme Robertson 9 hrs
To our amazing supporters. We have launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise the funds needed to urgently get to the upturned hull that was sighted on May 21st and again on Friday June 5th. The ship that made the most recent sighting – which was at 27 51.7S 063 01.6E, 552NM SE from Reunion Island – was asked by MRCC Cape Town to return to the location on humanitarian grounds. The Master agreed to return, to place radar reflector on the catamaran as well as identify the hull and do further checks for signs of life. The families are deeply grateful for the Master’s actions in this regard, however very bad weather in the region made it hard for the merchant ship to re-locate the hull and it had to return to its course. The families are desperate to reach the upturned hull and are now raising funds to assist in this, as well as other costs associated with this traumatic and ongoing event, among them legal costs. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people who have supported us over the past few months – both here and on Tomnod. This is not something we ever imagined we would have to face and our anguish is deep and unending. However, with your support, we believe that we will find the catamaran, and we hold onto hope that Anthony, Reg & Jaryd will have made it through this nightmare alive.
To make donations please click on our GoFundMe campaign http://www.gofundme.com/t2md9s