By Anastasia Vamvaka
A harsh message from the podium of the press conference for “Poseidonia 2022” was given by the Minister of Shipping, Giannis Plakiotakis and the president of the Hellenic Shipowners’ Association (EEE) Melina Travlou for the hostage of the two Greek tankers in the Persian Gulf.
Mr. Plakiotakis characterized as unacceptable the action that violates any concept of international law. “Poseidonia is the biggest celebration of Greek and international shipping. This great celebration is overshadowed by the illegal occupation of Greek ships in the Persian Gulf. maritime safety and world trade.
From this step we call on all states to act to put an end to this unacceptable event and to ensure that it does not happen again. “The law of the sea is the foundation for any activity and a non-negotiable value for global shipping, but also for global prosperity.”
In turn, the president of the Hellenic Shipowners’ Association (EEE) Melina Travlou asked all the competent bodies to rise up, in order to end the hostage situation. “I thank the Minister of Shipping for what he said on the issue of the hostage-taking of the two Greek ships – it is unprecedented that two Greek ships with the Greek flag are being held with their crews. international shipping community to put an end to this story ”.