Honor Award to Cpt. Panagiotis Tsakos, during the AMVER Awards Ceremony 2018.

In a crowed room at the Athenaeum InterContinental Hotel, during the AMVER Awards Ceremony 2018, Cpt. Panagiotis Tsakos, was awarded with a special prize for his offer to the Hellenic Shipping Community. Cpt. Panagiotis Tsakos was honored for his continues efforts to maintain and promote the Hellenic maritime heritage and for the founding of a private, non profitable professional Lyceum for Maritime Studies, the Tsakos Enhanced Education Nautical School (TEENS). The school is the first of its kind in Greece and is located in the island of Chios. The President of the Propeller Club, Mr. Xiradakis, along with His Excellency the U.S. Ambassador in Greece, Mr. Pyatt and the Chairman of the Maritime Committee of the Club, Mr. Chahalis, presented the Highest Award of Distinction to the honored guest together with a ship’s steering wheel. Cpt. Panagiotis Tsakos, expressed his fear that the Hellenic knowhow in shipping is endangered as there are less than 15 thousand Hellenes seamen and most of them are occupied in the coastal navigation. Closing his speech, urged the shipping industry to contribute to the maintenance of the ancient maritime tradition of Hellas.