ΔΗΜΟΣΙΕΥΣΗ ΑΡΘΡΟΥ ΤΗΣ ΠΕΠΕΝ ΕΠ’ ΕΥΚΑΙΡΙΑ ΤΩΝ 20 ΧΡΟΝΩΝ ΤΗΣ ΗELMEPA ΑΠΟ ΤΟ ΕΙΔΙΚΟ ΑΦΙΕΡΩΜΑ TΗΣ LLOYD’S LIST

 MASTERS & MATES UNION OF GREEK MERCHANT MARINE

It was 20 years ago when the late George Livanos made a proposal – which was considered at that time as revolutionary – to establish an organization for the protection of the marine environment, known as HELMEPA. The Greek seafarers – through the PNO – joined forces with the inspirer of this idea and co-signed the declaration establishing HELMEPA.

George Livanos has been a pioneer in that his idea for the protection of seas slowly but steadily gained ground and brought his message across the world.

Today, twenty years after this historic move, we have no difficulty whatsoever to say that HELMEPA’s establishment has led the international maritime community and the children in developing a new culture for the respect of nature, particularly with regard to the marine environment. We should never forget that we are not the last residents of PLANET EARTH and as a Captain in particular I do not wish anybody on board the ship called EARTH who shows no respect for the sea.

E.KOYZILOS