Boss blamed for Cheeki Rafiki tragedy
Published on June 8th, 2017
Four British sailors died at sea after a yachting company director cut costs and failed to have their “unsafe and broken” vessel checked by safety inspectors, a jury has heard. Douglas Innes allegedly told the inexperienced crew to take a potentially dangerous route across the Atlantic from Antigua to the UK to save time, even though the yacht Cheeki Rafiki was not authorised to be more than 60 miles from shore if it was not accompanied by other vessels. Full story.