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

Eighteen 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 pressure helicopter assisted rescue efforts
  • All 18 Greek nationals onboard have been rescued after the boat sank on Wednesday

By Lauren Lewis For Mailonline

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All 18 on board a British vacationer yacht that sank off the Greek island of Milos this morning has been rescued.   

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

The passengers and crew – all Greek – have been picked up from the ocean by a passenger boat, a cargo ship and a launch and brought again to the island’s major port. 

A 58-year-old man suffered a head laceration and was taken to a neighborhood well being centre for checks together with the remaining of the passengers and crew. A coastguard spokeswoman stated ‘so far as we all know’, all are in a ‘wholesome’ situation. 

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. 

Coastguard spokesman Nikolaos Kokkalas stated all passengers, together with three kids who have been on board, have 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 identified however it’s thought the vacationers have been on board a British-flagged 98ft yacht. 

Mayor of Milos, Manolis Mikelis, stated: ‘We have data for 17 folks, we’re within the course of of gathering folks from the ocean.

‘At the second there’s wind within the space and it’s making lots of waves, we have been informed a few 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. 

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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