AUCKLAND, New Zealand, July 5 (UPI) -- New Zealand's Rescue Coordination Center said Friday it was calling off a search for a yacht and its seven crew members, missing for a month.
The vessel, named Nina, disappeared en route from New Zealand to Australia after its last transmission June 4.
"THANKS STORM SAILS SHREDDED LAST NIGHT, NOW BARE POLES. GOINING 4KT 310DEG WILL UPDATE COURSE INFO @ 6PM," the message read.
They yacht had set sail May 19.
The search operation was launched June 25 and covered an area eight times the size of New Zealand, FairfaxNZnews reported.
Onboard the Nina were David Dyche III, 58; his wife Rosemary, 60; their son, David Dyche IV, 17; Evi Nemeth, 73; Kyle Jackson, 27; and Danielle Wright, 18, all Americans, and Briton Matthew Wootton, 35.