Once again the International Propeller Club of the United States, International Port of Piraeus in co-operation with the United States Embassy in Greece, the USCG as well as Greece Coast Guard, organised the 2013 AMVER awards ceremony in Athens’ Intercontinental Hotel.
Over 850 guests attended the event which this year honoured 1209 Greek vessels under 178 shipmanagement companies based in Greece. These awards honours the Masters of “soul and mind” that Greek Seamanship offers. The event was attended by our www.allaboutshipping.co.uk Greek team who witnessed the event on camera.
The event was directed by the new chairman XRTC’s supremo George Xyradakis, and the applaud goes to Yanna Pavlopoulou, the Propeller Club’s new Secretary-general who stressed in her speech that the Club will focus to support the new talented greek students and the introduction of many more scholarships leading to the real connection between the HR and the shipping companies. If only each company introduces its own scholarship, things can be really great.
The Greek Minister of Shipping too delivered an excellent speech, valuable videos where projected vis-à-vis the Greek Coast Guards rescue operations leaving a very happy and content Miltiades Varvitsiotis.
A great honour was bestowed to the late Dimitris J. Koustas founder of Danaos Group received by his widow Mrs. Amalia Koustas, whilst the thanking noted was delivered by Dimitris J. Koustas, grandson of the deceased. During the ceremony the coach and team-members of Greece’s open sea team where also honoured – Nikos Yemelos with his athletes Spyros Gianniotis, Kalliope Araouzou and Antonis Fokaides. On stage, during the entire ceremony where officers in uniform from Greece’s Coast Guard – their Commandant Dimitrios Bandias missed the event due to an official trip abroad.
We will advise you on all the awards as soon as we receive the information from the Propeller Club’s Secretariat.
* AMVER= Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue