The Coast Guard circular will penalize those prospective “seafarers” who do not consider them, the weather and who will be required to rescue and staff the House if they are held accountable.
Specifically, as the circular states, issued to increase the number of search and rescue incidents involving persons using marine recreational facilities and with the aim of avoiding, in any way and in any way possible, future events, which give excessive and unnecessary burden to the staff involved, as well as the uncertainty of their successful outcome, often endangering the lives of people who self-serving the community as a whole, with responsibility of private individuals, especially when they occur under extremely adverse weather conditions, known in many ways to any natural person (at least through the media and 21st century social media), the Port Authority states that:
– Police investigations into the use of maritime recreational vehicles under adverse weather conditions should be stepped up, and in the event of an infringement of this provision, sanctions should be imposed.
– At the same time, the personnel of your Departments and Port Authorities should be properly briefed on this, as well as maritime clubs, leisure marine owners and high-speed boat owners active in order to comply with the provisions.
The following is the circular:
SUBJECT: “Payment of indemnities to the Greek State by unnecessary mobilization of means – CS personnel – ELAKT in Investigation – Rescue operations due to citizens’ fault”.
(A) N. 1844/1989 “Ratification of the Convention on Maritime Research and Rescue and other provisions”
(A 10110), as amended and in force.
(b) The number. 20 General Regulation of Ports “Speed Boats and Other Marine Recreational Vehicles” (B ́444 / 1999), as applicable.
(c) The Count. 1329.1 / 53/02 / 14-11-2002 Decision of the Ministers of Economy and Finance and of the Shipping Maritime “Adoption of a Regulation of the Head of the Coast Guard on the Conditions of Means of Availability and Type of Services Provided by the HC to Third Parties” (B ́ 1482), as amended and in force.
(d) Decision No. 2903.5 / 92965/2019 / 31-12-2019 by Mr YNANP “Submission of Services and Transfer of Responsibilities to the Secretaries-General, Ports and Maritime Investment Ports, Aegean and Island Policy and to the Ministry’s and Naval Bodies Island Policy ”(B ́5056).
- As it is known, the Hellenic Coast Guard (Hellenic Coast Guard), as a state body responsible for coordinating maritime search and rescue, performs its duties responsibly and on a day-to-day basis, setting its highest priority. safeguarding the supreme fundamental good, the safety of human life at sea.
- The Unified Coordination Center for Search and Rescue (EKSEED) of the CSF-ELAKT Headquarters. [Article 5 of Law 1844/1989 (A ́110)], acts in accordance with the legislation, international conventions and manuals and deals with all matters concerning the protection of human life at sea, for which it becomes a society, within the Greek area of responsibility for the provision of maritime and aviation search and rescue services as defined in Article 2 of the same law.
- In addition, the provision of staff and facilities for the provision of services to third parties is provided for in the provisions of (c). Although the search and rescue services provided are for the benefit of the public and are not costly to the citizen, it is sometimes considered, in conjunction with the entity’s operational arm, in conjunction with its financial services, to provide staff and facilities on a case-by-case basis, in the context of unnecessarily mobilizing them with deception or a desire to provide any help to the one who caused it.
- In the light of the foregoing, in view of the increase in search and rescue incidents involving persons making use of the means provided for in (b), with a view to avoiding, as far as possible and in any way, future events , which give excessive and unnecessary burden to the staff involved, as well as the uncertainty of their successful outcome, often endangering the lives of people who self-serving the community as a whole, at the fault of the private sector of them, especially when they occur under extremely adverse weather conditions, known in many ways to any natural person (at least through the 21st century media and social media), including:
4.1 Intensify police inspections for compliance with Article 33 (b) related to the use of marine recreational facilities in adverse weather conditions, and, in the event of an infringement of that provision, to impose the penalties provided for.
4.2 Properly inform your Service and Port Authority personnel of the above, as well as maritime clubs, marine leaseholders and high-speed boat owners operating in your area of responsibility, in accordance with the provisions of C20.
Source – neakriti.gr