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Cheeki Rafiki yacht death charges to be brought

The director of the firm that managed the Cheeki Rafiki yacht has been charged with four counts of gross negligence manslaughter after it capsized in 2014, killing its crew. The 40ft yacht had been missing in the North Atlantic when it was found with no sign of its crew in May 2014.

The company is also charged with breaking merchant shipping laws.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said it had carried out an investigation lasting more than two years into the circumstances surrounding the loss of the Cheeki Rafiki.