The yacht off Es Trenc on Saturday.

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Fifteen people were rescued on Saturday afternoon from a luxury yacht that was ablaze off Es Trenc beach.

The Coastguard was alerted at three o'clock to the fire on the 33-metre D'Anglaterre. Two crew members and the captain remained on the yacht until half five, two emergency Coastguard boats having gone to the scene.

A firefighting plane was brought in to help to put the fire out. There were no injuries. The cause of the blaze is, as yet, unknown.