João is a Portuguese border patrol officer and part of Frontex’s operation in Greece.
He is a professional diver and crew member of the Portuguese Coastal Patrol Boat deployed on the island of Lesvos. He performs sea patrols as part of the border surveillance activities conducted by the Portuguese Maritime Police. He also takes part in search and rescue activities if needed. This year, he is celebrating the National Day of Portugal with his colleagues on the island. The crew invited local residents for a ride on their boat.
“I am honored to be part of this outstanding team as a forensic diver representing my country and the Portuguese Maritime Police on Portugal's national day in Greece. Viva Portugal e obrigado á Grécia por nos receber tão bem! (Long live Portugal and thank Greece for receiving us so well!)”