The search for the four British yachtsmen missing off the coast of Canada will finish in 30 hours, the US coastguard said.
Search for life raft will last another 30 hours, then all efforts will end. The US Coast Guard Chief of Response has notified the families.
Coast Guard: No sightings of debris so far. Crews still working. 17,500 Sq miles searched. UK consulate and families aware of decision.
Next Coast Guard briefing at 4.20pm ET - 9.20pm in the UK. Are they scaling down or sustaining search until the weekend? #cheekirafiki
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.