The shipowner and former president of the Association of Passenger Shipping Companies, Andreas Potamianos, passed away at the age of 88, yesterday Friday (30/7).
Andreas Potamianos was born in 1933 in Piraeus. He studied law at the University of Athens and did postgraduate studies in Maritime Law at the London School of Economics.
He was a descendant of a shipping family originating from Pylaros in Cephalonia, which entered shipping in the early 19th century in the then British Ionian Islands. His father was the shipowner Anastasios Potamianos (who also served as a minister) and his grandfather was the shipowner George Potamianos. He graduated from the Law School of the University of Athens and continued his studies at the London School of Economics, from where he received a master's degree in Maritime Law.
He served his military service as a reserve officer in the Navy (then Royal Navy).
He was president of the Association of Passenger Shipping Companies for 22 years, from 1980 to 2002. (ECA).
He was also a member of the claim committee for the 2004 Olympic Games, the Board of Directors of the Naval Retirement Fund (NAT), the Naval Chamber of Greece and Helmepa (Hellenic Association for the Protection of the Marine Environment).
In fact, he was honored with the Cross of King George I by the Greek government, with the Trophy of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and with an award of the World Tourism Organization.
M. Varvitsiotis: A good trip to calm seas for the patriot and great Greek Andreas Potamianos
Deputy Foreign Minister bids farewell to shipowner Andreas Potamianos. “A good trip to calm seas for the patriot and great Greek Andreas Potamianos. We will miss him “wrote M. Varvitsiotis on Twitter.