A British ship sinks on the Greek island of Milos, rescuing 17 passengers

A British-flagged ship sinks off the Greek island of Milos, and a rescue operation is under way for 17 passengers, the Greek Coast Guard said. transmits Reuters.

Several ships and a military helicopter are taking part in the rescue operation.

The cause of the shipwreck is still unknown, and the nationality of the passengers is also unknown.