PM: Hellenic Coast Guard has guarded Greek borders for over 100 years

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PM: Hellenic Coast Guard has guarded Greek borders for over 100 yearsIn the last decade alone, the HCG responded to over 21,000 incidents, helping out nearly 415,000 individuals, and transported close to 7,600 patients" to mainland hospitals

The men and women of the Hellenic Coast Guard (HCG) "have fully met their goals, by standing guard over the Greek seas for over a century," Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Wednesday night at the Athens Concert Hall, where the HCG's centennial was celebrated.

"Helpers to our islanders, leaders in the fight against organized crime at sea, first in search and rescue operations, and protectors of the marine environment and its natural beauty" is the way the prime minister described the men and women who have staffed the HCG since its establishment.

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