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Foreign Office Minister meets families of missing ‘Cheeki Rafiki’ crew members

Minister for North America Hugh Robertson welcomes US Coastguard’s decision to resume the search for the four missing yachtsmen.

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This afternoon, Hugh Robertson, Minister for North America, met the families of James Male, Andrew Bridge, Steve Warren and Paul Goslin, who went missing on Friday 16 in the Atlantic Ocean.

Speaking after the meeting Mr Robertson said:

I have just met the families of the missing yachtsmen in the Atlantic. The UK Government has been in constant contact with our US colleagues and I was able to give them the good news that the US Coastguard have agreed to restart the search and to deploy aircraft to the search area.

I’d like to thank the US Coastguard for what they have done thus far, and to assure everybody that the UK Government will do everything possible to try and locate these missing yachtsmen.

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Published 20 May 2014