The unexpected loss comes as Greece actively seeks replacements for the departing crew.

The resignations were reportedly triggered by concerns over the combination of daily allowances and the extended duration of the mission. Sources from the Greek media outlet Militaire GR reveal that the crew members submitted 18 resignations upon learning about the six-month mission duration and a daily compensation of 86 euros net.

No specific reasons were provided for the resignations, but it is clear that the crew's discontent stems from the challenging conditions associated with the mission in the Red Sea.

The Greek government's decision to involve the Navy in Operation Prosperity Guardian against the Houthi forces has intensified the situation, leading to a significant shake-up within the ranks of the Hydra frigate crew.

The Minister of Defense, Nikos Dendias, had previously announced the frigate's immediate deployment to the Red Sea as part of the multinational operation led by the USA.

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This wave of resignations poses a serious challenge to the Hellenic Navy, highlighting the impact of the government's unwavering commitment to participating in the operation against Houthi forces in the Red Sea.