Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis attended the incorporation of the first two of four new patrol vessels in the Greek Port Authority & Coast Guard, at a special event held at the port of Piraeus on Thursday.
The new vessels “will significantly strengthen the already great operational capacity of our Coast Guard,” he noted.
Providing more details, the Greek premier said that the new patrol boats, each 38 meters long, can cross the entire Aegean twice without refueling and under all weather conditions, feature cutting-edge radar systems and underwater cameras, and are ideal for effective maritime patrolling. They also provide requisite space for rescued migrants. One of the two will be deployed permanently at Lesvos, a front-line island in terms of migration flows.
Mitsotakis added that they were designed according to specs provided by the Coast Guard that correspond to the requirements of Greek waters.