Aiming at enhancing the rescue operations and support to vessels and crews in danger the International Propeller Club of the United States, International Port of Piraeus in cooperation with the United States Embassy to the Hellenic Republic and the United States Coast Guard organized the AMVER Awards Ceremony.
The ceremony took place at the Athenaeum Intercontinental Hotel on October 23rd, 2012, among 850 members of the maritime community and a great number of distinguished guests.

One Hundred and Forty four (144) Greek controlled shipping companies received 1.066 awards on behalf of 1.066 vessels participating in the AMVER System.

Minister of Shipping, Maritime Affairs and the Aegean, Mr. Konstantinos Moussouroulis welcomed the audience and referred to the contribution of the AMVER System regarding provision of rescue and support to vessels and crew in danger as well as the contribution of the Greek controlled vessels. He noted that the number of companies participating and vessels’ response to the system has comparatively risen the last year. He also mentioned that now there is a new Maritime policy in Greece under the new Ministry of Mercantile Marine in order to bring more ships under Greek flag.

Full article, ELNAVI, December 2012, Issue 468, Page. 74

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