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Coast Guard to resume search

May 20, 2014
Overturned hull found by container ship Maersk Kure during search for survivors of Beneteau First 40.7, Cheeki Rafiki.

Overturned hull found by container ship Maersk Kure during search for survivors of Beneteau First 40.7, Cheeki Rafiki.

Courtesy Maersk Kure

The U.S. Coast Guard will reportedly resume a search for the missing four crewmen of the Beneteau First 40.7 Cheeki Rafiki, a British-registered sailboat lost while en route from the Caribbean to the U.K. The 1,000-foot AMVER participating containership Maersk Kure was involved in the search on May 17-18 and came across a capsized hull and photographed it. No evidence of the crew was found, however.

An online petition asking the U.S. Coast Guard for a resumption of the search effort garnered 200,000 signatures.

The four missing sailors: Andrew Bridge, 21; James Male, 23; Paul Goslin, 56 and Steve Warren, 52.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheeki Rafiki (image courtesy Caribbean600.rorc.org)

 

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