At least 17 passengers and crew members were rescued from a yacht in Italy that caught fire and eventually sank on August 25, the Italian Coast Guard said.
Video footage shows smoke clouds coming from the 155-foot yacht before it is eventually submerged in the water.
The ship set sail from Capri, en route to Porto Cervo, Sardinia. The yacht launched a distress message at 6 am, which was picked up by coast guards in Olbia, according to reports. Two “fast” search-and-rescue patrol boats and a helicopter then attended the rescue operation.
According to local reports, the eight passengers were from Kazakhstan. Credit: Italian Coast Guard via Storyful