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Hellenic Coast Guard

65 Illegal Immigrants Rescued in Samos and Agathonisi

The Hellenic Coast Guard rescued 65 illegal immigrants off the coast of Samos and Agathonisi islands, something that has become very common in recent months. In the first incident, 31 immigrants were aboard a vessel at the sea area of...

Shocking Rescue of Immigrants at Aegean Sea (video)

The Hellenic Coast Guard announced earlier today it had recovered the bodies of a man and a young boy around 10 years old, part of a group of over 30 people onboard a vessel that was capsized as it was...

New Vessel to Patrol Illegal Immigration Flows

The Hellenic Coast Guard will soon enrich its fleet with a new open-sea patrol vessel, the Stan Patrol 5509. The problem of illegal immigration flows into Greece by sea has made the need for modernizing and enforcing sea patrols a...

Officials Report on Farmakonisi Incident

The director of the Greek Port Operations Centre Nikolaos Patrinos, described the unfortunate circumstances during the rescue operation of immigrants which led to tragedy in Farmakonisi, Greece. Officials presented the events of the operations frame by frame, insisting that the...

Flooding in Greece: Missing 63-Year-Old in Rhodes Found Dead

Shortly after 2 pm, the body of 63-year-old missing person, Giannis Bairamis was found by rescuers. He is the third person to lose his life in the deadly natural disaster that struck the island of Rhodes, Greece. The island is...

Hellenic Coast Guard Fights Tax Evasion

The Finance Ministry's Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE) officers in order to carry out controls for tax evasion and undeclared labor around the Greek islands during the summer season,  borrowed the vessels of the Hellenic Coast Guard. SDOE and the Hellenic...

Rybolovlev Wants Frogmen to Guard Skorpios

Security analysts for Russian billionaire Dmitri Rybolovlev, who bought the late Aristotle Onassis' private Greek island, Skorpios, have advised him to use frogmen to prevent underwater access from July to October. The Russian tycoon’s request has not received an answer...

Human Bones Found Off of Crete

On Wednesday morning, a man discovered human bones near the shore of the islet Lazareta a few miles off Crete. The man immediately contacted the Hellenic Coast Guard, who rushed to the point, collected the findings and sent them to...