Greek Coast Guard granted award for saving lives at sea

18 December 2015
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Greece’s Coast Guard was awarded for its contribution in saving lives through its search and rescue operations, during a small ceremony at the Athens Music Hall on Thursday evening, presided by Shipping and Island Policy Minister Thodoris Dritsas.

The award was presented by the Greek Institute of Customer Service to the body’s deputy chief Admiral Nikolaos Patrinos.

“Every day, the Coast Guard responds to rescue operations for persons who are in danger at sea … since the beginning of 2015 it has managed more than 790,000 refugees-migrants, in over 5,000 incidents both at sea and on steep Greek islets in the eastern Aegean,” he said after the ceremony.

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