The Hellenic Coast Guard received two new patrol boats on Tuesday.
The boats which have an estimated cost of €1,398,000, were financed through the European Territorial Cooperation Interreg V-A "Greece - Cyprus 2014-2020" Programme.
"We are very happy to receive two more patrol boats with the appropriate medical equipment, so that they can carry out safe patient transport and meet basic needs for our islanders and especially for the small islands. For many years now, the Coast Guard, in collaboration with EKAB (National Centres for Emergency Care), has undertaken many deliveries - and this is more proof of the great social work that the Coast Guard has been doing over time," Greece's Shipping Ministry Giannis Plakiotakis said.
The patrol boat was designed in order to "meet the special needs that such a boat must have, further consolidating the feeling of safety, health protection of our islands and of the visitors of the country, especially in this difficult period for our country, but also for the whole world community," he added.