11 Greek naval vessels to assist NATO patrol in eastern Aegean

The Hellenic navy will participate with 11 vessels in a NATO operation in the eastern Aegean aimed at stemming the flow of Mideast refugees and irregular migrants being ferried onto Greek isles from the opposite Turkish coast.

Two gunboats, two missile boats and five patrol vessels will be allocated by the Greek side. Moreover, the Greek frigate “Salamis” will be part of the Alliance task force in the Aegean.