The naming ceremony of the two newly built Coastal Patrol boats of the Hellenic Coast Guard 900 and 910 was held on 15-04-2021 in the courtyard of the Ministry with the presence of the Prime Minister, Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
The vessels are expected to be received by the end of 2021.
The contract signing took place on 22.01.2019 between the Ministry of Shipping & Insular Policy and the company "CANTIERE NAVALE VITTORIA S.P.A." which is based in Italy. The total value of all vessels amounts to 55,560,000 million euros.
The financing took place through the FRONTEX Special Equipment Action of the European Internal Security Fund, with a 90% Participation and a 10% National Participation. The vessels were built in Italy with specifications prepared by officers of the Hellenic Coast Guard in order to fully cover the operational needs of the Agency.