Helicopter rescue as superyacht sinks in Greece
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They're supposed to be the height of luxury, built for the super-rich to lounge around on in style.
But this 60-metre French-flagged superyacht was anything but glamorous when crew had to be rescued by a Greek Air Force helicopter following mechanical failure in gale-force winds off the coast of the Aegean island of Skyros, Greece.
The coastguard said two Air Force helicopters and a Navy frigate, as well as coast guard vessels and four commercial ships, headed to the assistance of the yacht, registered as Yogi, after its captain sent out a distress signal on Friday morning.
The captain said the yacht was taking on water and he had ordered the ship to be abandoned. All eight people on board were rescued safely.
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