The Hellenic Coast Guard’s Mission to Secure the Seas from Illicit Trade


The Hellenic Coast Guard’s Mission to Secure the Seas

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Greece’s position as a crossroads of three continents makes it a key entry point for illegal products into Europe. The Hellenic Coast Guard’s 250 vessels are there to intercept them.

Find out more about how, with support of PMI IMPACT, the Hellenic Coast Guard has been able to rely on new high-speed boats to keep Greece’s waters free from illegal trade.


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To read more about the Hellenic Coast Guard, click here.


PMI IMPACT’s Third Funding Round

In June, 2021, PMI IMPACT announced the launch of its third funding round. The program is open to project proposals from public, private, or non-profit organizations, including governmental organizations, international organizations, associations, academic institutions, and private companies.

In the wake of COVID-19, PMI IMPACT will also be open to evaluating projects aimed at limiting the threats of counterfeited and substandard vaccines, medicines, medical supplies, and personal protective equipment.

To find out more about applying for funding from PMI IMPACT, click here.


PMI founded PMI IMPACT in 2016 to help combat illicit trade. The initiative has put forward $100 million to fund and support a broad range of initiatives and projects designed to tackle the many strands of illegal trade that affect economies and societies all over the world.

To date, PMI IMPACT has launched and completed two funding rounds, allocating USD 48 million for the implementation of 60 projects in 30 countries. The Hellenic Coast Guard was selected during the first funding round.