By Deirdre Tynan • 12 August 2021 • 11:06
Beach in Milos.
A British boat has sunk near Greece and a rescue operation for 18 passengers is underway.
The boat was sailing near the Cycladic Island of Milos, according to the Greek coastguard service.
Rescue boats and a navy helicopter are now in the area to support the rescue operation.
The boat was sailing under a British flag.
What caused it to sink is unclear but according to local sources the boat capsized.
All 18 passengers, including three children, were rescued. The yachts capsized northwest of the island of Milos, a popular tourist destination with Greek and international tourists.
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Deirdre Tynan is an award-winning journalist who enjoys bringing the best in news reporting to Spain’s largest English-language newspaper, Euro Weekly News. She has previously worked at The Mirror, Ireland on Sunday and for news agencies, media outlets and international organisations in America, Europe and Asia. A huge fan of British politics and newspapers, Deirdre is equally fascinated by the political scene in Madrid and Sevilla. She moved to Spain in 2018 and is based in Jaen.
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