Seventy years ago, the oil tanker “World Peace”, owned by Greek shipping magnate Stavros Niarchos, became the first vessel to fly the Liberian flag. Fittingly, then, anniversary celebrations were held on 30 May this year at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre in Athens, Greece. The Registry honoured five Greek shipping leaders with the Liberian Maritime Commissioner’s Award for Excellence for their support of the Liberian Maritime programme and for their contribution to society at large.
Also in Greece, from 4-8 June, the Registry was out in force at the Metropolitan Expo Centre in Athens to exhibit at and participate in Posidonia 2018, which event celebrated its own 50th anniversary by welcoming more than 22,000 visitors and over 2,000 exhibitors from more than 90 countries. A big Thank You is in order for LISCR’s Piraeus office for their hard work in co-ordinating activities at Posidonia 2018.
Meanwhile, this year’s anniversary celebrations have not been limited to Greece. More than 190 distinguished guests from all over Europe attended our remarkable 70th anniversary celebrations on the tenth floor of the International Maritime Museum in Hamburg, Germany on June 26th. Dr James Kollie, Liberia Maritime Authority Commissioner, told attendees that the Registry’s success is only made possible by the loyalty and support of its business partners. He also took the opportunity to present the Commissioners Award for Excellence to some of the Registry’s most loyal clients.