Three people are missing after a tugboat capsized at a military shipbuilding yard in the Karşıyaka district of Aegean province of İzmir.

Authorities said a soldier and two civilian workers reported to be in the boat have yet to be found while seven soldiers injured in the boat have been brought to nearby hospitals.

The injured soldiers reportedly rescued themselves by jumping into the sea, while diving teams are still searching for the missing crew.

The Naval tugboat TGC Değirmendere was being lowered into the sea following maintenance at the Alabey Military Shipbuilding Yard when it suddenly listed to one side, taking on water.