Shipowners sponsor awards

Merchant Marine Minister Manolis Kefaloyiannis (fourth from right) yesterday presented awards by the Union of Greek Shipowners (EEE) to retired seamen with the longest service in oceangoing vessels and four scholarships for graduate students. First from left is EEE president Nikos Efthymiou and fourth from left the president of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Efthymios Mitropoulos. The Greek-owned merchant fleet is the world’s largest.