Press release

PM statement on the Cheeki Rafiki

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David Cameron has issued a statement about the Cheeki Rafiki.

Prime Minister David Cameron said:

My thoughts are with the families and friends of the crew of the Cheeki Rafiki after the sad news that its hull has been found with the life-raft unused.

My sincere thanks to the US Coast Guard for leading the international search with great dedication - and to the US Navy, the Canadian authorities and to our own RAF C-130 aircraft who took part in it.