Greece is a maritime nation by tradition, as shipping is arguably the oldest form of occupation of the Greeks and has been a key element of Greek economic activity since ancient times. Today, shipping is the country's most important industry (worth €251.1 billion in 2014). It accounts for 6.5% of GDP, employs about 290,000 people (7% of the workforce), and represents 1,6/3 of the country's trade deficit. In 2015, the Greek Merchant Navy controlled the world's largest merchant fleet in terms of tonnage with a total DWT of 334,649,089 tons and a fleet of 5,226 Greek owned vessels, according to Lloyd's List,. Greece is also ranked in the top for all kinds of ships, including first for tankers and bulk carriers. Greek traditional shipping families are notable for their great wealth and influence in the industry.
Recently, the GreekCoast Guard open harassment fire with automatic weapons on an unarmed Turkish cargo ship close to the Turkish coast for no reason. Greek coast guard boats often harass Turkish fishing boats in similar ways, not to mention the violation of the human rights of irregular migrants in the Aegean.
Today, you can buy a ticket to see four of the five (the Allman Brothers Band retired from the road in 2014) ... It’s a rock ‘n’ roll version of the classic Ship of Theseus thought exercise, in which a beloved Greek ship saw all of its timbers replaced over the years, leaving people to wonder if it was still actually the same vessel ... .
"An announcement is made about the joint Greek-French exercise and they publish a NAVTEX which closes the area there between Skyros and Agios Efstratios... In the same show, university professor Özgür Tör, a former member of the Turkish Armed Forces, recommends an attack against the Greek fleet! ... We're ready to work even closer with the Greek diaspora.
Ioannis Plakiotakis, Greek minister of Shipping and IslandPolicy, highlighted the role of Greek ports as home to new LNG infrastructure to help Europe overcome the energy crunch ... "When it comes to LNG, the major role of the Greek fleet in both LNG transportation, not least from ...
Turkey on Monday summoned the Greek ambassador and complained to the United States after releasing aerial images that it said showed ships with the US armoured vehicles docking in Lesbos and Samos. "Greek's sovereignty over these islands is not in question," State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters.