Signing of three (03) contracts amounting to 14.4 million Euros for the supply of 31 new vessels for the needs of the Coast Guard – Hellenic Coast Guard

Three contracts totaling 14,372,700 euros, which provide for the supply of a total of 31 patrol boats and three high-speed boats, were signed between the Ministry of Shipping & Insular Policy and the company “VIKING NORSAFE LIFE-SAVING EQUIPMENT HELLAS”.

The boats in question are part of the overall equipment program of the Coast Guard – Hellenic Coast Guard which has been ongoing for four years and is worth a total of 800 million Euros.

Specifically, since the end of 2019, the LS-EL.AKT has designed an integrated and coherent equipment program, which is implemented by utilizing every financial possibility provided by the European Funds of the currently completed 2014-2020 programming period.

In particular, the three contracts in question provide for the following:

The first contract worth €3,399,000.00 (exempt from VAT) concerns the “supply of ten (10) 11-12m long inflatable patrol boats. with an air chamber or with a closed cell fender, which should be delivered within the next 18 months.

The technical characteristics of the vessels in question are the following:

– Total Length: 11.28 meters.

– Total Width: 3.53 meters.

– Maximum Speed: 50 knots.

– Service Speed: 35 knots.

– Maximum energy radius at economical speed: 300 n.m.

– Number of Passengers: 12 people.

– Engines: 2X Volvo D6-440hp DPI

– Fuel: Marine diesel.

– The boats have modern navigational and communication equipment.

The project is co-financed by the Operational Program for Fisheries and the Sea (E.P.Al.Th.)

The second contract worth €10,374,000.00 (exempt from VAT) concerns the supply of twenty-one (21) patrol boats with marine-type diesel engines, total length 11.28 meters, which should be delivered within of the next 16 months.

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The technical characteristics of the boats are as follows:

– Total Length: 11.28 meters.

– Total Width: 3.61 meters.

– Maximum Speed: 50 knots.

– Service Speed: 35.1 knots.

– Maximum energy radius at economy speed: 303 n.m.

– Number of Passengers: 12 people.

-Engines: 2X Volvo D6-440hp DPI

– Fuel: Marine diesel.

– The boats have modern navigational and communication equipment.

The project is co-financed by the Internal Security Fund (ISF), the Financial Support Instrument for Border Management and Visa Policy (BMSPTH) and additionally one of the vessels is co-financed by the Regional Operational Program of the Ionian Islands.

Finally, the third contract worth €599,700.00 (exempt from VAT) concerns the “supply of three (03) high-speed patrol vessels (tenders) to meet the needs of offshore vessels.

The project is co-financed by the Internal Security Fund (IDF) and the vessels in question should be delivered within the next ten months.

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