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Signature of a MoU between US and Hellenic Coast Guards.

| 2021

According to information published by the U.S. DoD on December 14, 2021, Commander of U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Vice Adm. Steven Poulin and the Commandant of the Hellenic Coast Guard Vice Adm. Theodoros Kliaris signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the United States and Hellenic coast guards.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Signature of the MoU between Greece and US (Picture source: U.S. Department of Defense)

The MOU represents the intent of both parties to expand joint cooperation in areas such as maritime safety, maritime operations, maritime security, fisheries enforcement, marine environmental protection, and training. The U.S. Embassy in Athens will partner with the U.S. Coast Guard in implementing the MOU.

Earlier, in August 2020, the Hellenic Coast Guard received the first Viking Norsafe Munin S1200 ambulance boat from the Danish company Viking Norsafe.

The boat is designed to serve the patrol, boarding, and inspection role, with deck layout allowing the crew to operate efficiently and comfortably over long periods of time. The layout and performance of the boat ensure optimum diving support, survey, and workboat duties.

The VIKING Norsafe Munin S1200 has a twin waterjet from Alamarin with joystick control and dynamic positioning. It employs a twin installation, Mercury diesel engines developing 740 hp offering a top speed of 45 knots.

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