In recognition of the contribution of the Hellenic Coast Guard to society, especially to the maritime sector, by providing protection of the marine environment and policing and surveillance of our country’s maritime border, the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation and Panos and Thanassis Laskaridis, undertook the full repair, maintenance and activation of Offshore Patrol Vessel ΛΣ-ΕΛΑΚΤ 050 and the full repair, maintenance and activation of patrol craft PLS 133.
On December 19, 2014, at the port of Piraeus, in the presence of the Minister of the Merchant Marine and the Aegean, Miltiades Varvitsiotis, the Hellenic Coast Guard held an award ceremony in honor of Mr. Panos Laskaridis and the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation, for this donation.
Repair of PLS 133 was completed and the craft was returned to the Coast Guard fully operational by January 2015. Repair of Offshore Patrol Vessel ΛΣ-ΕΛΑΚΤ 050 is programmed to be completed in late spring 2015.
We are confident that the reactivation of these vessels and their full operational availability, will help the Hellenic Coast Guard to perform its duty and obligations towards the Fatherland in the best possible way.