Our "rescue boat", as we commonly call it, was brought to Leros in 2002. It's moored in the harbour of Lakki. In addition to the duties mentioned below, it occasionaly has to be employed also for the urgent transportation of ill or injured people to the big hospitals of Kos or Rhodes.
The basic roles of the Hellenic Coast Guard are law enforcement in sea, search and rescue, marine safety, pollution prevention in sea, fishery patrolling, prevention of the illegal immigration, drug interdiction.
Main activities of the Hellenic Coast Guard are defined in the present legislation and specified within its institutional framework of operation. These activities are the following:
-Law enforcement at sea, ports and coastal areas, prevention of illegal immigration.
-Surveillance of shipping, ports, sea space and borders.
-Search and Rescue at Sea (jointly with the Hellenic Air Force, responsible for Search and Rescue by air)
-Safety of navigation (with the exception of lighthouses, racons and buoys, which are constructed, purchased, installed and maintained by the Hellenic Navy Lighthouse Service)
-Protection of the marine environment, response to marine pollution incidents
-Provision of emergency maritime radio communication services
-Port operations (excluding port pilots service)
-Representation of Greece in International Organizations and the European Commission in matters related to these roles
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Sergiom (57641) 2012-09-13 5:36
J'aime beaucoup la construction de cette image, les belles couleurs bien saturées et les reflets dans les eaux calmes.
vrabieionut (2189) 2012-09-13 5:52
A simple, yet beautiful photo, well composed, with some very nicely saturated colors.Well placed in the cadre.
Have a nice day,
emilbo (22362) 2012-09-13 6:23
Vraiment joli ce bateau de la garde cirière et bien montré dans une excellente qualité d'image. Belle lumière et merveilleuses couleurs avec de splendides reflets.
Toutes mes félicitations et bonne journée,
holmertz (39415) 2012-09-13 6:26
I have sometimes asked myself, when visiting smaller Greek islands, what would happen if I had a heart attack or maybe an appendicitis. It's nice to know that I would stand some chance of survival at least at Leros :-).
Maybe the bright colours are intended to make the rescue boat more quickly located in emergencies, but whatever the reason they have provided you with an attractive photo, where the orange reflected in the dark blue water has become like a work of art by itself.
mohammad_H (9069) 2012-09-13 7:40
Hello dear friend
Very eye-catching façade with attractive background
What you've seen over all, beautiful colors reflected in the water of ships
Have a nice day
Nicou (119293) 2012-09-13 10:09
Fantastique reflet et iamge usperbe cpatage et compo quels reflets sueprbe iamge ce bel orange avec le bleu qui se reflète fantastique imag eet iamge.
Bravo et amitié
Gigidusud (14595) 2012-09-13 10:15
Beautiful boat with nice colors and these splendid reflections on the sea.Well done!
ciakgiak (30409) 2012-09-13 14:32
Oltre all'indubbia utilità sociale, a barca risulta essere molto fotogenica col suo bel colore arancio ed ai bellissimi riflessi. Ottima l'idea di postarla.
Un caro saluto
rbellemare (2109) 2012-09-13 18:12
Nice picture once again. I like the colours, the sharpness and the DOF of this picture.The reflection is quite interesting. Very sharp picture.
Have a nice day
aliabazari (14093) 2012-09-13 22:27
Ένα όμορφο ρεκόρ των λέμβων διάσωσης στην οθόνη. Αυτό είναι το σημείο αναφοράς για τη διάσωση στη θάλασσα πορτοκαλί. Η έκθεση και η σύνθεση είναι πολύ καλή.
ikeharel (55170) 2012-09-14 1:50
The orange color on rescue vessels, everywhere is to be notable and more visible on sea's. Very dominationg on your photo here.
Fine shot over, good colors texture and clarity.
Many masts arise on the BG, indicate of anchored boats over there.
bukitgolfb301 (35182) 2012-09-14 2:00
Hi dear Ourania
As usual impressive image indeed! So sharp and vivid contarst of orange and deep blue. Reflection is also tasteful. Samall your national flag is very good accent and your appealing I suppose. Thanks for your shring with great posting and have a good weekend!
Takero from Tokyo
jhm (137502) 2012-09-14 3:30
Thank you very much for your excellent notes.
You chose a very well angle, with a nice foreground for reflections in water.
Splendid composition, sharpness and clarity are perfect taken.
Excellent presentation, TFS.
Have a nice day,
abmdsudi (41936) 2012-09-14 4:29
The lighting helps to bring out the detail in the beautiful boat to good effect while the water reflection.helps drawing the viewer into the scene and offers some wonderful distorted patterns. Lovely that you have spotted this small area of great potential since the stunning vivid colours have great influence to viewrs' mind. Simple but beautiful. Fine effort, Well done. TFS.
Excellent infor notes as well
dkmurphys (48078) 2012-09-14 4:59
Very atttractive colors of this biat. A fine picturesque port scene, well observed.
Have a nice afternoon.
maria-v1981 (10814) 2012-09-14 5:45
Μια πολύ καθαρή εικόνα με διαύγεια και και πολύ όμορφα χρώματα. Το πορτοκαλί κάνει τέλεια αντίθεση με το βαθύ μπλε της θάλασσας. Οι αντανακλάσεις υπέροχες όπως και το πράσινο στο βάθος.
Καλή συνέχεια και καλό απόγευμα,
jlbrthnn (79791) 2012-09-14 6:31
It is a silhouette and colors that comfort those who work at sea reflection adds to the beauty of this photo light and very good quality. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Graal (96372) 2012-09-14 10:00
very nice colourful image here. I like the reflections. An interesting reportage from the port. Good note and photowork.
Have a nice evening.
eldancer1 (26690) 2012-09-14 13:22
I like the colors of your coast guard boat, ours are boring. Nicely captured with good lighting and dof with nice details. Good catch of the reflections. Wonderful colos with good saturation. Well done, tfs.
Silvio1953 (119453) 2012-09-15 3:35
Ciao Ourania, bella barca e fantastici riflessi, ottima composizione, magnifici colori, ottima nitoidezza e splendida luce, brava, buon week end, ciao Silvio
bayno (18342) 2012-09-15 11:06
un immagine con la bella luce e dei piacevoli colori, come avrai visto dai miei posti adorro il tema delle barche...anche se si tratta di un guardiacosta, in fondo c'è bisogno anche di loro altrimenti tutti farebbero i loro sporchi comodi....anche i riflessi sono molto belli, ho visto che hai dedicato a loro un post, eccellente qualità...
fabbs99 (16151) 2012-09-15 21:40
Excellent composition with some vivid colors coupled with nice light management and presentation.The colours are deep and the details and the folds are excellently expressed.. A great use of light. The deep depth of field is perfect.TFS
Keep sharing and exchanging views.
Best wishes and warm regards
delpeoples (52897) 2012-09-15 22:11
Adoro questi colori forti e la luminositá del mare. I riflessi sono da favola, ben catturati e realizzati L'immagine é cosi nitida, sembra spaccare il schermo. Interessante anche la tua nota. Mi piace anche la prospettiva creata a destra del cornice. Bella e stupenda, complimenti.
Un abbraccio e buona domenica
mauro61 (52623) 2012-09-16 11:33
mi piace la resa dei colori con l'imbarcazione che genera piacevoli riflessi.
Buona la qualità dell'immagine,
s_lush (16134) 2012-09-16 23:32
Looking at your picture, I can't tell what its part is nicer - the colorful view of the boat itself or its aesthetically distorted optical reflection in the seawater. A very well chosen composition, vivid colors, bright light and perfect quality of the shot!
baddori (19211) 2012-09-18 0:04
Personale e "nazionale" colorazione della motovedetta della "Guardia costiera".
In Italia i colori sono decisamente modello "USA".
L'elemento a prua azzurro chiaro è "internazionale" per indicare servizi non militari.
Bella presentazione e divulgativa per amanti di "militaria" e collezionisti di immagini.
ayferaldanmaz (1085) 2012-09-18 22:56
this is a well conceived shot of the rescue boat. great pov with excellent sharpness and vivid contarst of orange and deep blue. crystal clear reflections and a crisp sharp image. great capture!
have a lovely week, cheers,
Kielia (23261) 2012-09-19 4:57
you have written an interesting note to accompany a beautiful impression of this interesting and important boat. The POV you have chosen is working very well! The colors and the light are fantastic. My compliments!
Miguel82 (22267) 2013-04-16 15:27
Hope that boat doesn't have too much work in summer season
Excellent colors, I like your pov and your note is interesting. It tells us more about the tasks of this boat and coast guards
mcmtanyel (12017) 2013-10-19 14:19
I think I recognize these reflections. It is nice to see the complete picture. I will reiterate here, the Greek Coast Guard has very good taste in colors, I wonder if anyone responsible for choosing these colors went to Bucknell University. ;-)
Cricri (104267) 2014-04-07 9:42
Magnifique les couleurs du bateau avec les reflets, toute belle réalisation
fritzi007 (4075) 2014-05-26 4:40
very good image sharpness and information, well done!
- Copyright: Ourania Karali (ourania) (29263)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-06-03
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
- Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): armamenti terrestri [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-13 5:14