Greek Navy Reacts to Resignation Rumor; Confirms Red Sea Deployment

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Reports speculating on a mass resignation of Greek navy officers over Red Sea deployment allowances have drawn official backlash, while the navy's participation in the US-led anti-piracy mission remains confirmed.

Multiple news outlets claimed that 17 officers quit their posts in protest of a reported daily allowance of €86 for the mission, raising concerns about morale and commitment within the Greek navy.

However, the Greek defence ministry swiftly refuted these claims, calling them "unfounded." According to an official statement, the reported resignation figures are inaccurate, and the daily allowance for Red Sea deployment personnel aligns with established regulations.

Despite the denial, the incident highlights potential concerns among some officers regarding the Red Sea mission. While details of the specific allowances and deployment durations remain unclear, questions about compensation and mission parameters could linger.

Meanwhile, Greece's planned participation in the multinational Operation Prosperity Guardian, aimed at combating Houthi rebel attacks and ensuring maritime security in the Red Sea, stands unchanged. The deployment date and specific naval contingent size haven't been publicly announced, but the Greek navy's involvement has been officially confirmed.

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