The crew of Coast Guard maritime surveillance vessel MAI 1107 has arrived home after a mission in the Mediterranean. Over 580 people in danger, rescued

The maritime vessel MAI 1107, together with other vessels of the Coast Guard, participated, between 13.05-13.08.2023, in the Joint Operation “THEMIS 2023”, organized under the auspices of the European Border Police and Coast Guard Agency (FRONTEX).

The ship MAI 1107, located in Catania, performed individual patrol, research, search and rescue missions in the Mediterranean Sea, at the external maritime border, together with the other law enforcement and law enforcement authorities of all the EU member states participating in the mission.

The Romanian Border Police ship carried out a number of 850 patrol hours, a maritime surveillance mission, to increase the security of the external maritime border of the European Union in the Mediterranean Sea. Carried out 34 missions covering 11,997 Mm and participated in six search and rescue operations at sea, thus ensuring the rescue of 588 people (534 men, 25 women and 29 children), who were given medical assistance and disembarkation safely as directed by the Italian authorities.

All the persons were taken over by the Italian authorities, and the Romanian Border Police vessel resumed its missions within the Frontex operation.

The main objective of the “THEMIS” Joint Operation is the support of the Italian authorities in the surveillance and control of the maritime borders of the European Union, as well as the search and rescue of persons in distress at sea (Search and Rescue) at the maritime border of the European Union.