Hellenic Coast Guard

The Hellenic Coast Guard (Greek: Λιμενικό Σώμα-Ελληνική Ακτοφυλακή, romanized: Limeniko Soma-Elliniki Aktofylaki, lit.Harbour Corps-Hellenic Coast Guard) is the national coast guard of Greece. Like many other coast guards, it is a paramilitary organization that can support the Hellenic Navy in wartime, but resides under separate civilian control in times of peace. It was founded in 1919 by an Act of Parliament (Law No. 1753/1919) and the legal framework for its function was reformed in 1927. Its primary mission is the enforcement of Greek, European and International law in the maritime areas.[2]

Hellenic Coast Guard
Λιμενικό Σώμα-Ελληνική Ακτοφυλακή
Limeniko Soma-Elliniki Aktofylaki

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Abbreviation HCG
Agency overview
Formed 1919
Employees 8,000
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction Greece
Constituting instruments
  • Act of Parliament (Law No. 1753/1919)
  • Act of Parliament (Law No. 3922/2011)[1]
Specialist jurisdiction
  • Coastal patrol, marine border protection, marine search and rescue.
Operational structure
Elected officer responsible
Agency executives
  • Vice Admiral Theodoros Kliaris, Commandant
  • Vice Admiral Nikolaos An. Isakoglou, First Deputy Commandant
  • Vice Admiral Georgios Alexandrakis, Second Deputy Commandant
Parent agency Ministry of Shipping and Insular Policy
Facilities
Boats 240 vessels
Fixed wing aircraft
Helicopters Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin
Notables
Person
Website
www.hcg.gr
Colors : Cyan, White & Gold

   

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The main activities of the Hellenic Coast Guard are defined in the present legislation and specified within its institutional framework of operation. These activities are the following:[1][2]

In order to perform these roles, the Coast Guard operate a number of patrol boats of various sizes (6m to 60m) and different types (RIBs, coastal patrol boats, offshore patrol boats, lifeboats and pollution control vessels).[4] On land the Hellenic Coast Guard is equipped with 634 vehicles, including patrol vehicles, cars and motorcycles, buses and mini vans, trucks and tanker.[5] The Coast Guard also operate seven airplanes and six helicopters.[6]

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