Collision of Two Merchant Ships Near Chios Island, Greece
On Friday, two merchant ships were reportedly involved in a collision in the waters off the Greek island of Chios. No fatalities or serious injuries are known to have occurred. One of the ships which sustained damage in the collision...
Greek Cargo Ship Caught Carrying Cocaine in Tenerife Drug Bust
A Greek-managed cargo ship has been held off the coast of Tenerife after Spanish authorities discovered the ship was transporting cocaine. Over three tons (4,500 kg) of cocaine was discovered on the cargo ship. The drug haul is reportedly worth...
How Onassis Became the Richest Man in the World
The Suez Canal remains blocked by the container ship Ever Given, but it's not the first time a crisis has occurred at the waterway.
The Haunting Wreck of Cruise Ship “Mediterranean Sky” Near Athens
From its glory days as a cruise ship to its current rusty resting place in Elefsina, the "Mediterranean Sky" has had quite a journey. It is one of the best known shipwrecks in Greece, but the looks of it...
Hydra, Where the Modern Greek Merchant Marine Began
Most Greeks have substantial familiarity with the graphically gorgeous island of Hydra due to the island's protagonist role in the epic struggle of the Greek War of Independence. Most non-Greeks familiar with the island know it as a place of...
Liberty Ships: The “Ugly Ducklings” that Transformed Greek Shipping
Liberty Ships, first built during World War II, transformed the Greek shipping industry. By Lia Mageira “Your safety altogether depends upon the sea.” Xenophon, 4th century BC, Greek historian and philosopher. During World War II, between 1941 and 1945, a total of 2,711...
28 Lighthouses Across Greece Open to the Public On Sunday
.A total 28 lighthouses across Greece will be open to the public on Sunday, August 21, in celebration of International Lighthouse Weekend.
Libra Group Makes Strategic Acquisition of US Shipyard
Americraft Marine, a subsidiary of the Libra Group, acquired St. Johns Ship Building, a full-service marine facility specializing in constructing and repairing Jones Act-compliant vessels, according to an announcement by the Group. The ships constructed and repaired at St. Johns...
Melina Travlos Becomes First Female Leader of Greek Shipowners
Melina Travlos became on Thursday the first female president of the powerful Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) in its 106-year history. Travlos, who runs vehicle carrier owner and operator Neptune Lines as well as a dry bulk outfit, Neptune Dry...
Shipping Conference Delves into the Challenges of Post-Covid Times
A conference hosted by the Hellenic American (HACC) and Norwegian American Chambers of Commerce (NACC) to be held digitally on February 8 will delve into the challenging issues facing the shipping industry in turbulent and fast-changing times. Titled "Out of...