I am having coffee with guys from the Swedish Sea Rescue Society. This NGO, dispatched two 12-meter boats to Samos in October 2015 to help with search and rescue operations. They are manned by rotating teams of volunteers from Sweden who each spend two weeks on the Aegean island. The high-speed boats are designed to go out in worse conditions than the Greek vessels from the coastguard.
I am asking why these men came over from Sweden to spend their holydays working on these nerve-racking mission. The answer is simple:
“We saved more then 1000 people until now. We can make the difference.”