It is with great joy that we saluted yesterday evening the announcement of the Seatrade Award for Life Time Achievement to Captain Panagiotis N. Tsakos, Founding Member of HELMEPA.
All of us in HELMEPA wholeheartedly congratulate Captain Panagiotis and wish him health and prosperity.
Underlining the primordial and diachronic relation of Greeks with the sea, Captain Panagiotis made reference to writings of Xenophon and Odysseas Elytis and dedicated his award to male and female seafarers, who are at sea.
The General Secretary of ΙΜΟ received the Seatrade Personality award and impressed the audience with the humility with which he received the award and spoke about his family and his life.
We congratulate all the Seatrade Award winners, who are:
– George Logothetis, CEO of Libra Group. – “Young Person in Shipping”
– Ret. Colonel John Steed – “Countering Piracy” Award
– Rear Admiral Peter Brady – “IMO-Themed Award for World Maritime Day 2015”
– COSCO Group – “Global Performer”
– Latitude 98, USA – “Safety at Sea”
– Jointly DNV GL and Drydocks World – “Clean Shipping”
– Setel PowerLine Ltd, UK – “Innovation in Ship Operations”, and
– The Nautical Institute – “Investment in People” for their “Navigator” magazine.
Closing, we congratulate all “runners up”, including our old associate corporate member Angloeastern Ship Management Ltd.