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Athenian Sea Carriers Ltd. (Shipping company, Greece)

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House flag of Athenian Sea Carriers - Image by Jarig Bakker, 3 February 2006

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Presentation of Athenian Sea Carriers

The company traced back to the Kyriakou Shipping and Trading Co. (thus explaining the K on the house flag), established seven generations ago in 1852. In 1979, the company entered the petroleum products business by ordering eight products carriers from the Kherson shipyard, then in USSR. In 1992, the company became solely engaged in the petroleum products sectors.
Athenian Sea carriers was the first shipping company to obtain ISO 9001 certification for the desgin, development and provision of training courses to its seafarers. The company flagships are two Suezmax tankers called Athenian Freedom and Captain X. Kyriakou.

Source: Company website

Minos Kyriakou (b. 1942) established in 1965 Athenian Tankers Inc., with two small tankers he already owned. He initially built his business on the transportation of vegetable oils. In 1976, he established two oil trading corporations, Bacoil International and Athenian Oil Trading Inc., which trade petroleum products worldwide. At the age of 38, Minos became the youngest member of the Lloyd's Register of Shipping Committee in London, which oversees some 60 committees.
In 1999 Minos Kyriakou expanded his activities by establishing Antenna Group, the leading media group in Greece and the Greek-speaking world. In 1997, Kyriakou took over the Panellinios athletics club. The club organizes the Athens Tsiklitiria international meeting; in 1999, Maurice Green ran the 100 m in 9"79 (world record). In 2002, the IAAF decided to include the Athens meeting among the seven meetings of the Super Grand Prix. Kyriakou is also President of the the Hellenic Olympic Committee.

Source: Hellenic Olympic Commitee website

Ivan Sache, 1 October 2006

House flag of Athenian Sea Carriers

According to Brown's Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World (1995) [lgr95], the house flag of Athenian Sea Carriers is horizontally divided yellow-blue-yellow (c. 1:4:1) with a white letter K (for Kyriakou) in the middle.

Jarig Bakker, 3 February 2006