Maritime Tradition

ACTIONS APRIL-JUNE 2015

Attached relevant Presentation archive with the “Maria Tsakos” Foundation’s actions taken place in April 2015, as well as scheduled actions for May-June 2015.

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Eπισυνάπτεται σχετικό αρχείο με δράσεις του Ιδρύματος “Μαρία Τσάκος” που πραγματοποιήθηκαν τον μήνα Απρίλιο, καθώς και με προγραμματισμένες δράσεις για τους μήνες Μάιο-Ιούνιο 2015.

Για να δείτε την παρουσίαση, παρακαλούμε πατήστε εδώ.

SEAFARERS’ EVENT – 17th February 2015

On Tuesday, 17th February 2015, a festive event for the Tsakos Shipping Seafarers and Chian Veterans took place in the “Maria Tsakos” Foundation premises in Chios. A total of 48 people attended, including Captains and Chief Engineers.

The “Maria Tsakos” Foundation in cooperation with Tsakos Shipping Chios organized the event. Our Seafarers were welcomed by Mrs. Toula Karamani and the Foundation’s Secretariat, Ms. Maria Psora, Ms. Peggy Balekas and Ms. Markella Tsimouni.

It was also a pleasure to welcome Capt. George N. Sazaklis, Crew Advisor, and Ms. Maria Nikoloudaki, Crew Administrative Assistant of the Tsakos Columbia Shipmanagement offices in Athens.

Mr. Kostas Karamanis (Tsakos Shipping Chios), Mr. Pavlos Kalogerakis (“Maria Tsakos” Foundation, Director) and Capt. George Sazaklis (TCM Offices in Athens) welcomed the attendees. A tribute was given to the value of seamanship, cooperation and the Tsakos Family love to all members of the Company.

During the event, a Skype connection with Capt. Tsakos and Dr. Tsakos was realized, whilst in London. Capt. Tsakos greeted each of the attendees and wished personal and family happiness. At the same time, photographic material from the Foundations of Uruguay and Ghana, ”Maria’s Home”, the Shipping Dept., as well as the Tsakos Group Pie Cutting Event was shown on a projector screen.

The event ended by offering wine and wishing health and progress.

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Την Τρίτη 17 Φεβρουαρίου 2015 πραγματοποιήθηκε στο μέγαρο του Ιδρύματος “Μαρία Τσάκος-Διεθνές Κέντρο Ναυτικής Έρευνας και Παράδοσης” στη Χίο, εορταστική συνάντηση ναυτικών και στελεχών της εταιρείας αλλά και Χίων απόμαχων της θάλασσας. Παρευρέθηκαν 48 συνολικά άτομα, Πλοίαρχοι ή Μηχανικοί.

Η εκδήλωση πραγματοποιήθηκε σε συνεργασία του Ιδρύματος και του Ναυτιλιακού Τμήματος της Χίου. Επί της υποδοχής των Ναυτικών μας ήταν η κα. Τούλα Καραμανή και η Γραμματεία του Ιδρύματος, κα. Μαρία Ψώρα, κα. Πέγκυ Μπαλέκα και κα. Μαρκέλλα Τσιμούνη.

Ιδιαίτερη τιμή για την εκδήλωση απετέλεσε η παρουσία του Καπτ. Γιώργη Σαζακλή, Crew Advisor της Tsakos Columbia Shipmanagement, και της κας. Μαρίας Νικολουδάκη, Crew Administrative Assistant της Tsakos Columbia Shipmanagement, από τα κεντρικά γραφεία της Αθήνας.

Τους παρευρισκόμενους χαιρέτισαν κατά σειρά ο κ. Κώστας Καραμανής εκ μέρους του Ναυτιλιακού Τμήματος, ο κ. Παύλος Καλογεράκης εκ μέρους του Ιδρύματος και ο Καπτ. Γεώργιος Σαζακλής εκ μέρους των κεντρικών γραφείων. Όλοι σημείωσαν την ιδιαίτερη αξία της ναυτοσύνης, τηςσυνεργασίας όλων των παραγόντων της αλλά και της αγάπης της οικογένειας Τσάκου για όλα τα μέλη της ευρύτερης ναυτικής οικογένειας της Εταιρείας.

Ιδιαίτερη χαρά για όλους κατά την εκδήλωση, απετέλεσε η σύνδεση μέσω Skype με τον Καπτ. Παναγιώτη Ν. Τσάκο και τη σύζυγό του Ειρήνη οι οποίοι βρισκόταν στο Λονδίνο.

Ο Καπετάνιος χαιρέτησε έναν προς έναν τους παρευρισκόμενους και ευχήθηκε ό,τι καλό προσωπικό και οικογενειακό. Σε όλη τη διάρκεια της εκδήλωσης γινόταν προβολή φωτογραφικού υλικού από τα Ιδρύματα Ουρουγουάης και Γκάνας, από το “Σπίτι της Μαρίας”, από το Ναυτιλιακό Τμήμα και την εορταστική εκδήλωση της ευλογίας βασιλόπιτας στην Αθήνα.

 Η εκδήλωση έκλεισε με ένα ποτήρι κρασί και ευχές για υγεία και προκοπή.

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New Year’s Pie Cutting Event & Seafarers’ Celebration

On Saturday 10th January 2015, the “Maria Tsakos” Foundation hosted at its premises, the annual New Year’s pie-cutting event for the Maritime Associations of Chios, the Chios Cultural Association of Mercantile Marine Officers (PESAEN) and the Chian Union of the Navy Retirement Fund Pensioners. A New Year’s pie was also cut on behalf of “Tsakos Shipping” and the Foundation.

The traditional pie cutting ceremony was followed by a public recognition of Chian seafarers, distinguished in naval literature and arts.

More specifically, the seafarers acknowledged for their work in naval literature were:

Capt. Konstantinos M. Frangos, Capt. Georgios M. Frangos, Capt. Dimitrios D. Melachrinoudis, Capt. Michalis G. Kariamis, the President of the Alumni of the “Livanos Secondary School” of Kardamyla, Capt. Alekos Emm. Karamouzos and C.E. (rtd.) Dimitrios G. Andrianas.

The following seafarers were recognized for their contribution in arts:

Capt. Ioannis St. Frangakis, Capt. Christos G. Vardakis, Capt. Nikolaos Styl. Garris, Capt. Michalis Stef. Poupalos, Capt. Stamatis Sot. Karagiannis, C.E. (rtd.) Ioannis K. Verginas, C.E. (rtd.) Antonios K. Moraitakis, C.E. (rtd.) Evangelos Elef. Kalogrias and Radio Operator (rtd.) Stylianos St. Mastropetros.

Solicitor Mr. Nikolaos Sot. Chalkias received an honourary award for his long-term services in Shipping.

The ceremony was blessed by Father D. Giomelos, Vicar-General and Representative of His Eminence the Metropolitan Bishop of Chios, Psara and Oinousses. Many attendees honoured the event with their presence, among whom were the Parliamentarians of Chios, Mrs. Maria Stavrinoudi-Sodi and Mr. Konstantinos Triantafyllos, the Vice-Regional Manager of N. Aegean, Mr. Stamatis Karmatzis, the Mayor of Chios, Mr. Emmanouil Vournous, the Mayor of Oinousses, Mr. Stamatis Vogiatzis, the Director of the Merchant Marine Academy of Chios, Mr. Georgios Skandalis, the Director of the Merchant Marine Academy of Oinousses, Mr. Ioannis Margaris and Associate Professor Eleni Thanopoulou from the Department of Shipping Trade and Transport of the University of the Aegean.

In their speeches, the Foundation’s General Manager, Adm. Stavros Michaelidis and the “Tsakos Shipping” representative, Mr. Kostas Karamanis, thanked all the attendees for their presence and wished for safe journeys to all seafarers. Capt. Kostas Frangos gave a speech on the role of the “Liberty” vessels, while Prof. Eleni Thanopoulou focused on the significance of Greek shipping and the difficulties seafarers face daily.

The event ended with a session of Christmas carols by the choir of the “LEON ALLATIOS” Cultural Association of Chios.

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“AEGEANDOCS” Pre-Festival Events

The “Maria Tsakos” Foundation hosted in its Chios premises, a pre-festival promotion of documentaries of historical and social interest. This annual Festival is funded by the Prefecture of North Aegean and co-organized by the University of the Aegean.

As the name indicates, each year, the Festival is being held on an island on the North Aegean, where awarded documentary directors are hosted. The Artistic Director of the related events is Mr. Kostas Spyropoulos.

This year, the Festival was launched with a documentary on “PATRIS, the wreckage”, dedicated to greek seamanship. This documentary on the most unique steamboat wreckage discovered in the Mediterranean Sea, was filmed in cooperation with the Museum of Industrial History of Syros Island.

“Guided Tours-References to Maritime Institutions & Traditional Maritime places”

The “Maria Tsakos” Foundation organized a programme on “Promotion of Maritime Tradition and the Trading Routes in the Northern Aegean”. This initiative included printing of maps of Chios island (in Greek and English), characterized by the information on the traditional shipping areas of the island, and free guided tours visiting the Foundation’s premises, the Nautical Museum of Chios, and the traditional maritime places of Vrontados, Lagkada, Oinousses and Kardamyla.

This activity falls under the Foundation-initiated and EU-funded programme “Sea of Culture”, implemented by the Prefecture of North Aegean.

Posters

Shortwave Radio Station presentation – 21-22 June 2014

On Saturday 21th and Sunday 22th June 2014, the Chios Amateur Radio Club organized a special 2-day event at the “Maria Tsakos” Foundation premises. A ham shortwave radio station was installed sending out signals to all over the world on the frequency SZ8XIO. Also presenting the well-preserved ship radio station of the Foundation, they set up an exhibition with naval and military communication material so that the audience learns more about the past ways of communication.

THE LIBERTY CONGRESS: “Enhancing Cooperation and sharing Responsibility”

The Congress was held onboard the ss “HELLAS LIBERTY” in Piraeus on Thursday June 20th. The Chairman of the “Maria Tsakos” Foundation gave the keynote address. Captain P. Tsakos gave remarks

LIBERTY CONGRESS PROGRAMME

LIBERTY CONGRESS – E.E.MITROPOULOS’ SPEECH

THE LIBERTY CONGRESS-CAPT.P.N.TSAKOS’ INTERVENTION

Seminar “Marine Environment, Maritime Museums and Education” – 20-21 April 2013

On April 20-21, 2013 the “Maria Tsakos” Foundation hosted a two-day seminar in its Auditorium entitled “Marine Environment, Maritime Museums and Education”. The Seminar was organized by the Directorate of Primary Education of Chios. Its aim was to provoke the students’ interest on matters concerning marine environment and maritime tradition and the role of maritime museums.

Radio Station

radio station

radio station

Within the context of sustaining maritime tradition and at the Foundations special request a 1950s original Ship Radio Station was identified & donated to the Foundation, by the Ministry of Mercantile Marine. The Foundation undertook to completely reconstruct it and the Ship Radio Station was positioned in the Foundation premises as an educational exhibit.

BOOK PRESENTATIONS

During the months of July and August 2012, a series of book presentations were hosted, books relating to the promotion and recording of cultural inheritance and maritime tradition :

      – “In the Archipelagos paradise” ;

      – “Redemptive routes” by Stelios Karavolos ;

      – “The six first days of August” by Nikos Latousakis;

      – “Rozanna” and “Logothima” by Meli Tsakou.