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Seventeen rescued after 98ft British yacht sinks off Greek island of Milos 

Seventeen rescued after 98ft British yacht sinks off Greek island of Milos

  • British-flagged 98ft yacht overturned off the northwest coast of Milos, Greece
  • Naval vessels, a helicopter, and an air power helicopter assisted rescue efforts
  • All 17 Greek nationals onboard had been rescued after the boat sank on Wednesday

All 17 passengers have been rescued after a British vacationer boat sank off the Greek island of Milos this morning. 

A coastguard spokeswoman mentioned ‘so far as we all know’, all these concerned are Greek, and they’re in a ‘wholesome’ situation. 

Three naval vessels, two ships, a personal vessel, a navy helicopter and an air power helicopter assisted the rescue operation, the coast guard mentioned.

Officials obtained an SOS sign from the boat this morning after it overturned 16 miles off the northwest coast of Milos between the islands of Antimilos and Falconera. 

Coast guard spokesman Nikolaos Kokkalas mentioned all passengers, together with three kids, on board had been picked up from the Aegean Sea in winds of between 4 and 5 on the Beaufort scale.

A rescue operation is underway for 17 passengers after a British vacationer boat sank off the Greek island of Milos (pictured)

The circumstances of the accident weren’t instantly recognized however it’s thought the vacationers had been on board a British-flagged 98ft yacht. 

Mayor of Milos, Manolis Mikelis, mentioned: ‘We have info for 17 individuals, we’re within the course of of amassing individuals from the ocean.

‘At the second there may be wind within the space and it’s making quite a bit of waves, we had been informed a couple of yacht. With each reservation, the boat has been overturned.’ 

Milos is a well-liked vacation spot for British vacationers, boasting statues of Greek god Asclepius, Apollo, Poseidon and Aphrodite. 

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Officials received an SOS signal from the boat this morning after it overturned 16 miles off the northwest coast of Milos

Officials obtained an SOS sign from the boat this morning after it overturned 16 miles off the northwest coast of Milos

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