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HELLENIC COAST GUARD

Model is hand-crafted from hard wood with planks on frame construction and the painted. Our model is fully assembled and ready for display.
Item Code Specifications Packing Volume

BT0018P

100L x 14W x 33H (cm)

39.37L x 5.51W x 12.99H (inch)

0.1 m = 3.53146 ft

Hellenic Coast Guard

Hellenic Coast Guard Model Ship

Hellenic Coast Guard Bow

Hellenic Coast Guard Stern

Hellenic Coast Guard Ship

The Hellenic Coast Guard (Greek Λιμενικό Σώμα-Ελληνική Ακτοφυλακή - Limeniko Soma-Elliniki Aktofylaki - lit. "Harbor Corps-Hellenic Coast Guard")

History

The Hellenic Coast Guard (Greek Λιμενικό Σώμα-Ελληνική Ακτοφυλακή - Limeniko Soma-Elliniki Aktofylaki - lit. "Harbor Corps-Hellenic Coast Guard") is the national coast guard of Greece. Like most 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 (N. 1753/1919) and the legal framework for its function was reformed in 1927. The current name is specified in Law 3022/2011.

Organization

The Hellenic Coast Guard Force is currently under the authority of the Ministry of Civil Protection. The Hellenic Coast Guard Force is headed by the Senior Coast Guard Officer who normally has the rank of Vice Admiral.

The basic roles of the Hellenic Coast Guard are law enforcement in sea, search and rescue, marine safety, pollution prevention in sea, fishery patrolling, prevention of the illegal immigration, drug interdiction.

In order to perform these roles, the Coast Guard operate a number of Patrol Boats of various sizes (6m to 60m) and different types (RIB's, coastal patrol boats, offshore patrol boats, lifeboats and pollution control vessels). On land the Hellenic Coast Guard is equipped with cars and motorcycles.

The Hellenic Coast Guard operates the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC) in Piraeus and the Emergency Radio Communications Station SXE at Aspropyrgos (3802′12.5″N 2335′7.5″E). The Hellenic Coast Guard also operates the Vessel Traffic Service (V.T.M.I.S.) at busy sea lanes, currently around the ports of Piraeus, Elefsis, Lavrion and Rafina.

Between May 21, 1964 and 1980 the Hellenic Coast Guard had its own special flag, which was derived from the Greek Ensign with the addition of the crossed anchors badge on the center of the white cross.

Role and responsibilities

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:

  • Law enforcement at sea, ports and coastal areas, prevention of illegal immigration. Surveillance of shipping, ports, sea space and borders.

  • Search and Rescue at Sea (jointly with the Hellenic Air Force, responsible for Search and Rescue by air)

  • Safety of navigation (with the exception of lighthouses, racons and buoys, which are constructed, purchased, installed and maintained by the Hellenic Navy Lighthouse Service)

  • Protection of the marine environment, response to marine pollution incidents

  • Provision of emergency maritime radio communication services

  • Port operations (excluding port pilots service)

  • Representation of Greece in International Organizations and the European Commission in matters related to these roles.

 Suggest: Display case to preserve the model from dust

Assemble Display case for war ship model

This assembly display case comes with plexiglass.

Picture of the ship in the display case is just for illustration purpose.

 

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