The long-overdue Nina was sighted last weekend (Friday, 30 November) off Puerto Rico. A Navy?
View of Nina and Caribbean waters from U.S. search plan passing over Nina.
Shot from pilot's window, Nina in background
Shot wingtip passes over Nina
SV Through pilot's window, Nina goes by
AIR VIEW Plane passes over Nina
AIR View through pilot's window
G.A.J.Going past the Nina
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Background: The long-overdue Nina was sighted last weekend (Friday, 30 November) off Puerto Rico. A Navy plane spotted the 40-foot reproduction of Christopher Columbus's caravelle 800 miles East of Puerto Rico...1,400 miles from her original destination of San Salvador, in the Bahamas. The Nina the Second was built as a private venture duplicating the original 1492 voyage, and was more than two weeks overdue on a voyage from the Canary Islands. She has been the object of an intense search by U.S. Coast Guard and Navy Craft. Nina's 9-man crew was without radio communication...by its own plan...until a Navy plane dropped a two-way radio aboard the small vessel. Then the crew reported that all was well.