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Greek Political Opposition Leader Calls for Creation of EU Coast Guard

New Democracy Interim President Evangelos Meimarakis has called for the establishment of a European Union Coast Guard. The European Union does not have an established common border patrol body. Frontex is a coordinating body that helps member states cooperate in...

Greek Coast Guard Shoot Suspected Smuggler off Kos Coast

A man, possibly a Turkish smuggler, died after gunfire from the Greek coast guard, who were chasing the speedboat he was piloting Tuesday off the Psalidi coast in Kos, Greece. According to sources, seven illegal immigrants were located on Psalidi beach by coast...

Tragedy off Greek Island of Mytilene

Seven immigrants were recovered dead from the sea north of Mytilene, Greece, when their boat capsized while they were on board. It all started on Monday night when two immigrants who were rescued by a ship stated that they were...

12 Drown off Greek Coast After Boat Capsizes

The Greek coastguard reported that twelve immigrants, which included four children drowned on Friday, after their boat capsized just off the Greek island of Lefkada in the Ionian Sea. Earlier reports said eight people had died, but now the number...

Investigation on the Cargo Ship Full of Weapons

A cargo ship with the Sierra Leone flag was found near Imia last Thursday. The Coast Guard was alerted by the ship’s peculiar course and proceeded to escort it to the port of Rhodes, where today, around noon, the...

Boat Full of Immigrants Found in Ionian Sea

A boat, full of illegal immigrants that are now out of danger, were found this morning in the Ionian Sea. The boat was spotted by an AB-205 helicopter of the Hellenic Air Force, west of the island of Cephalonia...

Troika Impressed by Greek Coast Guard

The Greek Ministry of Mercantile Marine showed the operational diligence of the Greek Coast Guard to the Troika representative, and the European Border Guard. With a video shot mostly in Lesbos, the Minister of Mercantile Marine Mr. Miltiades Varvitsiotis wanted to...

Greek Traffickers Sent to Prosecutor

A communication on the June 5 incident with the Greek slave boat off  the island of Symi was released by the Coast Guard, but mentioned nothing about the Turkish patrol opening fire against the catamaran. According to the Coast's press...

150 Illegal Immigrants Rescued by Greek Port Authorities

On Friday, April 20, the Coast Guard of Elafonissos headed with its vessels out to the open sea. They took action when receiving a distress-signal from an illegal immigrant after a sailing boat was run aground somewhere near Elafonissos...