The Coast Guard was founded in 1919.
The founding law is the n. 1753, 1919 "On amending the Law 816 and adding the relevant provisions." The most important innovation of this law is Article 3, which sets up the same Corps, Coast, consisting of staff of the Directorate of Merchant Marine, the inspection of this service, the Navy Retirement Fund and the Port Authorities. Article 3 of the Law is the official birth certificate of the Coast Guard. She was inspired by the late George and Constantine Sakalis Boukas.
The law provided and how to set up the newly established body. For this purpose, a decree authorized the transfer from the Navy to the Coast Guard sixty-six (66) Officers. Thus, the Coast Guard, five (05) months or so after its foundation, was already in place and organized, covering almost all of the posts foreseen by n. 1753. The transductants executives had sufficient education and knowledge of languages and was specialized in issues merchant shipping from their service in Section Merchant Marine and Port Authorities and had their own take on the adventure of a transfer to a new house with new zeal, enthusiasm mover and condition of affection for the Greek Merchant Marine, management which would constitute 'the sole work of their careers. Most of them, as recorded history, careers good pleasure, stood in the hierarchy and offered until the end of their business life important work in the great cause of our shipping.