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Baptising new buildings in COVID-19 times

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Godmother Dr. Lyndsay Coo cutting the cord of the champagne bottle.

Baptising new buildings in COVID-19 times

m/v’s Aeschylus Graecia, Sophocles Graecia and Euripides Graecia

In November 2019, January and April 2020, Principals of Angelakos (Hellas) S.A. took delivery of a further three newbuilding Kamsarmax (82,000 tons) bulk carriers. They were built by Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Group Ltd. and the delivery and naming ceremonies took place at Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipyard in Jingjiang, China. Aeschylus Graecia was delivered and baptized last November 21st. Dr. Emmanuela Bakola, Associate Professor of Ancient Greek Language and Literature at Warwick University, UK, was her Godmother.

Commemorative photo in front of the vessel with Godmother Dr. Emmanuela Bakola in the center

On behalf of Angelakos (Hellas) S.A. Evangelos and Stephanos E. Angelakos attended the ceremony together with the Company’s site team, whereas the shipyard was represented by its CEO Mr. Ren LeTian, and other executives of the Builders.

Sophocles Graecia was delivered and baptized on January 15th. Godmother was Dr. Lyndsay Coo, Lecturer in Ancient Greek Language and Literature at the University of Bristol, UK.
The shipyard was again represented by its executives whereas Angelakos (Hellas) S.A. by Evangelos El. Angelakos.

Euripides Graecia was delivered and christened on April 14th . The ceremony and celebration of the delivery and the naming of the new vessel did take place and Godmother was the young Miss Daphne Tsatsarou, daughter of Nikolaos Tsatsaros, Lloyd’s Register Senior Business Development
Manager in China.

Godmother Miss Daphne N. Tsatsarou blowing the ship’s
whistle together with Captain George Karagiorgis.

The shipyard was represented by its executives, whereas representatives of Angelakos (Hellas) S.A. were unable to fly and attend the ceremony due to the restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic.
However, they “attended” the ceremony from Athens through Skype, while at the same time Dr. Emmanuela Bakola in London made a presentation/webinar on the life and works of the tragedian Euripides, so that the attendees of the ceremony in China were introduced to the ancient Greek literature.

Business partners of Angelakos (Hellas) S.A. along with Lloyd’s Register representatives attended all ceremonies. At the end of each ceremony, the two companies exchanged gifts. Amidst the global upheaval caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Angelakos (Hellas) S.A. has taken all necessary measures and carries on business as usual, having as its first priority the
safety and health of its people both ashore and aboard.

Angelakos (Hellas) S.A.
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Photos from the webinar on Euripides by Dr. Emmanuela Bakola

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