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Greek fishermen take homemade food to navy patrolling Greek waters

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Pastitio, moussaka, souvlakia and grilled fish were all on the menu for Greek sailors onboard the Hellenic Navy frigate “Limnos” on Monday.

Greek fishermen from the town of Myrtos, near Ierapetra, Crete, loaded their fishing boats with fresh homemade food, vegetables and other supplies, and set sail for the frigate to show their gratitude to those defending Greek waters.

The touching move was spontaneously organised by the local authority as news emerged that the frigate, which recently collided with a Turkish warship but emerged unscathed, was sailing off the eastern edge of Crete.

Within a few hours locals gathered all they could, with some local shops even offering bottles of fresh water and soft drinks.

“Offering a dish of freshly cooked food is just a token gesture,” Alexandros Pantelakis, the Mayor of Myrtos, said.

“We just want to make them feel they are not alone. To make them feel that we are standing by them.”

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