British-Flagged Ship Sinks Near Greek Island, All 17 Passengers Rescued
08:35 GMT 12.08.2021 (Updated: 09:17 GMT 12.08.2021)
© AP Photo / Dimitris DrososGreek Coast guard officers stand outside their vessel at the port of Kalymnos island. (File)
© AP Photo / Dimitris Drosos
Several ships and a navy helicopter assisted in the rescue operation, after a vessel sank off the Greek coast.
A British-flagged vessel has sunk near the Greek island Milos. All 17 passengers of the vessel that sank in Greek waters have been rescued, the Greek coast guard said in a statement.
Three port patrol boats, a Navy ship and an Air Force helicopter, as well as the passenger vessel Sea Jet 2 rushed to the area, according to CNN.
The incident happened 16 nautical miles northwest of Milos, according to the Coast Guard, between Antimilos and Falconera, amid winds of 4-5 Beaufort in the area.
The exact circumstances under which the accident occurred have not been clarified yet.