New patch designed by ©Aviation Project for the HAF Super Puma crews who responded to the distress signal sent by passenger ferry * “Norman Atlantic” on 28 of December 2014 when it caught fire, received a medal for their service and bravery by the Greek Minister of Mercantile Marine and the Greek Minister of National Defense.
In a ceremony held at the Defense Ministry, 42 Greek men, members of the Greek Navy and Air Force, as well as the Greek Coast Guard who aided in the rescue mission, received official medals for their service.
*The Italian-flagged passenger ferry, which belongs to Greek ferry line ANEK, sailing from Patras, western Greece, to Ancona, Italy, sent a distress signal on 28th of December 2014. At least 11 people were killed, while more than 400 passengers and crew members were rescued in a huge operation, amid bad weather conditions with low temperatures, rough seas and strong winds.
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