The five-member board of directors of Chios Marine Club paid a visit to the Ministry of Merchant Marine and Insular Policy and had a fruitful meeting with the minister Ioannis Plakiotakis.
Headed by its president Capt Antonis Pitsilos from CAP Services, the board further comprises vice-president Makis Kasmas from Bureau Veritas, the general secretary Maria Tripoliti from Piraeus Marine Services; and the treasurer Panagiotis Kamarados and the special secretary Nikolaos Kakalis both from Lloyd’s Register.
There was a brief presentation of the goals and activities of Chios Marine Club with particular emphasis on the size of the club both on an individual basis and in corporate membership.
The prestige and value of the Chian shipowners, the experience and seamanship of the officers and crews of oceangoing Chian shipping companies, shipping service companies, and the trained executives who adorn the personnel of the Coast Guard and the Security Corps of Greece were highlighted. Other key themes were the manning of non-Chian shipping companies, and questions related to ships, class societies, associations and organisations.
Various topics of current interest were came up, such as electric ships for the interconnection of Greek islands, and the digitalisation of ships’ certificates.
It was agreed to communicate and submit proposals to the Ministry aiming for constructive cooperation with an estimable contribution of Chios Marine Club to the modernisation efforts of the Ministry in the fields of procedures and of maritime education.