Romanian Border Police will participate within "E.P.N. POSEIDON Sea 2011" Joint Operation - organized by FRONTEX European Agency in the maritime area of Greece - with the second patrol and intervention vessel - C.P.B. Shaldag type.
Also, on 03.08.2011, the patrol and intervention Romanian Border Police Vessel - C.P.B. Shaldag type, will return to Romania, with the entire crew, after successfully participating in "E.P.N. POSEIDON Sea 2011" Joint Operation - organized by FRONTEX European Agency in the Mediterranean Sea, in Lesvos island area, Greece, during the current month.
In August, at the sea border between Greece and Turkey, will take part a new phase of "E.P.N. POSEIDON Sea 2011" Joint Operation, organized at the external sea borders of European Union under the management of FRONTEX, within E.P.N. (European Patrol Network) project, mission in which Romanian Border Police is going to participate, in accordance with Romania’s commitment as a Member State.
Thus, Romanian Border Police will participate in this operation, from 01st of August to 31st of August 2011, with a patrol and intervention vessel - P157 / C.P.V. type and its crew of 15 Border Police officers, in order to individually patrol, explore, search and rescue, as other European Member States involved in this mission, at the Mediterranean Sea.
Also, within the same Joint Operation, Romanian Border Police will deploy an officer within the International Coordination Centre - I.C.C. from Piraeus, in order to permanently ensure the connection between the deployed Romanian Border Police vessel in Greece and Operational Coordination Centre within General Inspectorate of Romanian Border Police as well as the representatives of Sea Borders Sectors within FRONTEX Agency.
Taking common measures in regards to counter the illegal migration phenomenon at the sea borders of the European area, increasing the operative exchange of data and information between law enforcement of these countries and an effective experience exchange between European Border Police officers are going to be taken into consideration.
The main objective of "E.P.N. POSEIDON Sea 2011" Joint Operation is to counter the illegal migration phenomenon at the external borders of E.U.
From 01st of July to 31st of July 2011, a patrol and intervention vessel - C.P.B. Shaldag type - belonging to Romanian Border Police, and its crew of 15 Border Police officers, conducted specific activities at the external sea border of E.U. within the same joint operation.
During this period, the vessel was involved in 20 patrol missions with a total of 155 patrolling hours and 2 search and rescue missions.
In order to reach the objectives, Romanian Border Police officers cooperated with Greek Coast Guard and the Finish one.
The joint operation was fully financed by FRONTEX Agency.
The activity is a continuation of the operations organized by FRONTEX Agency for countering illegal migration, to which Romanian Border Police significantly contributed in regards to technical means, number, profiles and professionalism of the deployed officers, these appreciations coming from the Greek authorities and FRONTEX Agency as well.