Watch: 17 Rescued as Yacht Engulfed in Flames Sinks Off Italy
The Italian Coast Guard said it rescued 17 people from a yacht before it sank off the coast of Sardinia, Italy.
The incident took place Tuesday as the 155-foot vessel was sailing from Capri to Porto Cervo when it issued a distress signal at around 6 a.m. The Coast Guard sent two helicopters to assist in the rescue.
Video released by the Coast Guard shows the vessel engulfed in flames before eventually sinking in a cloud of smoke.
#GuardiaCostiera di #Olbia coordina soccorsi a 17 persone che si trovavano su unità con incendio a bordo, poi affondata.
Alle operazioni hanno preso parte due motovedette e un elicottero Guardia Costiera. Naufraghi, intercettati e scortati in porto.#SAR #SicurezzaNavigazione pic.twitter.com/UASll7DQQs
— Guardia Costiera (@guardiacostiera) August 26, 2020
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