A rescue mission has been launched after a British-flagged boat sunk off the island of Milos in Greece.
The Greek coast guard said 17 passengers are on the vessel, with several ships and a navy helicopter assisting the operation.
The boat had a British flag but the nationalities of the passengers could not be immediately verified.
A danger signal was sent from the boat this morning, although the full circumstances of the incident remain unknown.
Mayor of Milos, Manolis Mikelis, said: ‘We have information for 17 people, we are in the process of collecting people from the sea.
‘At the moment there is wind in the area and it is making a lot of waves, we were told about a yacht.
‘With every reservation, the boat has been overturned.’
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