We hear that last week with a full house at the University of the Aegean’s main amphitheatre in Chios, a forum took place on the “Image of Shipping: People, Institutions and Practices.” The event was organised by the Workshop for Maritime Management for Shipping and Port Related Companies. Professor Gelina Harlaftis; lecturer Ilias Bisias – who is also publisher of Naftika Chronika; Prof. Maria Lekakou, Captain George Georgoulis and Captain Chrysa Tsalihi, both candidate lecturers, delivered the interesting papers. R. Adm (HCG) retired Stavros Michailides was the moderator; excellent!
We should say that it is time for this particular faculty to become more international, and with the appropriate infrastructure to bring in students from all over the world to establish an even stronger presence in maritime matters. Valuable currency and esteem can come from such activities.
Chios and the adjacent islets of Oinoussae can be upgraded; Psara too! You dead well know why..