The police motor boat "Trsat" with a crew of four sailed out early on Sunday morning from Mali Losinj towards Greece where it will take part in the Frontex operation called Poseidon Rapid Intervention and aimed at reducing the migrant pressure at the external EU border and preventing cross-border crime.
Frontex launched Poseidon Rapid Intervention on 28 December, replacing the Joint Operation Poseidon Sea with a larger number of officers and technical equipment to support Greece in handling the unprecedented number of migrants arriving on its islands.
Poseidon Rapid Intervention, which is taking place in the same operational area, will also put a greater emphasis on security checks.
The Trsat, which has been additionally equipped with the necessary navigation and communication equipment, was built in 2003 in Italy. The ship is 13.76 metres long and 4.22 metres wide. It can reach the maximum speed of 35 knots.
A total of 19 Croatian police officers tool part i joint EU operations "Triton 2015" and "Poseidon Sea 2015", assiting and saving more than 3,500 migrants and refugees from Syria, Iran, Afghanistan and several African countries.