Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has told ITV News he believes it is too soon to stop looking for the four missing British yachtsmen whose yacht apparently capsized in the Atlantic Ocean.
"I just think it's too soon to stop looking, I really do. The Americans have done a great deal, I'm absolutely certain of that but there must still be a chance that they're out there. We should not give up at this stage," Hunt said.
The US Coastguard called off its search on Sunday morning for the crew of the Cheeki Rafiki yacht which was lost on Friday after it got into difficulties 620 miles (1,000km) east of Cape Cod in Massachusetts.
With no sign of a life raft or of debris, and with nearly 20,000 square miles having been searched, the hunt continues for another day.
Veteran yachtsman Tony Bullimore tells ITV News that there is a "strong possibility" the yachtsmen are still alive in the life raft.