Yacht Engulfed in Flames off Faliro, south of Athens

A fire broke out in a yacht off the port of Faliro, about two kilometers away from Alimos Marina on Friday.

The thick black smoke that rose up in the sky alerted the Greek Coast Guard who rushed to the scene.

All 9 persons on board the ‘Plan C’ vessel are safe. Five were rescued by a boat sailing nearby and four jumped on to a lifeboat.

The yacht sunk, despite efforts of the Coast Guard to tow it ashore.