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.
Smite has revealed in their latest cinematic trailer that Charybdis, the ancient Greek sea monster commonly associated with The Odyssey, will be the latest addition to the battleground of the gods ... Charybdis is known in Greek mythology for creating giant whirlpools to sink ships as they pass through the Strait of Messina ... RELATED ... KEEP READING.
A figurehead on a sailing ship is meant to be a good-luck charm, the forward-facing eyes of a vessel as it slices through churning seas toward distant lands ... Now the figurehead, a 6-foot-long wooden carving of the Greek goddess Euterpe, is taking a break ... The figurehead was back in place before the ship’s 125th anniversary Nov.
Best-known for her prophetic powers, within Greek mythology Cassandra is a princess of Troy who lived during the era of the Trojan War... Greek King, Trojan War Leader and Man of Power ... Athena also obtained permission from Zeus to use his lightning bolts on the Greek ships, while Zeus himself promised to send storms against them.
The absolute conviction of their Greek origin is evidenced by two indisputable historical events.. A) On March 18, 1826, General Vassos Mavrovouniotis arrived on the coast of Lebanon with a fleet of 15 revolutionary ships, landed with an expeditionary force in Beirut and declared the Greek Revolution to the local Greek Orthodox population.
Depending on your team, fans might compare this season to a Ship of Theseus thought experiment. The Greek philosophers fashioned the idea like this ... By the time the ship returns ashore, none of the original planks remain. Can it still be called the Ship of Theseus, even though its materials constitute a new boat altogether?.
Alphaliner reported that the Hamburg-based liner has added ten conventionally-powered scrubber-fitted vessels built at Korean and Chinese yards and ordered by Greek tonnage owners CapitalShipManagement and Chartworld ... The Greek ...
He was 94 years old ... He wrote his history in Imia as an emblematic figure who put his own stamp on the Greekness of the two islands ... “They also gave me a small amount from the Municipality and so I could, even with difficulties, graze my sheep.” Imia islands within Greek territorial waters ... Three Greek Navy ships named after Imia martyrs ... .
The ships acquired include the 2012-built, 83,500 dwt SpringAeolian, the 2010-built, 82,200 dwt Jaigarh, the ... The Greek owner said it has already taken delivery of 14 ships and secured seven new charters.
Norwegian Cruise Line The Norwegian Jade set sail from Athens, Greece, on Sunday for a seven-day Greek islands tour. It was the first of Norwegian's 17-ship fleet to restart sailing following a 500-day suspension ... The ship, the Norwegian Jade, set sail from Piraeus in Athens, Greece, on Sunday for a seven-day tour of the Greek islands.
Marine archaeologists have uncovered the wreck of an ancient Egyptian "fast galley," a rarely-found vessel class from the Ptolemaic period... The city disappeared into the sea between the first century B.C ... According to the team, the ship mixes construction methods used by Egyptian and Greek shipbuilders - like Greek mortise-and-tenon joints ... ....
In an article published on the Greek website Hellenic Shipping News on Monday, Jacques said the tension between the two countries should not be called a new Cold War as it lacks the essential elements that define the U.S.- Soviet Union conflict ... Enditem. .