Merchant Marine Minister Mr. George Adrianopoulos hoisted this morning the blue-and-white on the newly built?
Hellenic Shipyards' representative and Niarchos' nephew Mr. Costis Dracopoulos hands over to the Greek Merchant Marine Minister the Ship's papers for being registered under the Greek Flag.
Merchant Marine Minister Adrianopoulos addresses to the attendance, explaining the importance of shipbuilding in Greece as far as the increase of Merchant Marine increase and the National Economy is concerned. He also announced that the Greek Merchant Marine overpassed by far the 6.000.000 tons.
Merchant Marine Minister passes the Ship's paper to the "World Hope" skipper, Captain John Bias.
Merchant Marine Minister escorted by the ship's skipper hoists the blue-and-white.
Mr. Adrianopoulos and the other guests inspect the ship and her up to date accommodations for the whole crew.
Two semi-general views.
Various shots of the ship's machineries and apparatuses.
General view of the "World Hope" in the Hellenic Shipyards; the ship will sail tomorrow for her maiden voyage to the Persian Gulf.
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Background: Merchant Marine Minister Mr. George Adrianopoulos hoisted this morning the blue-and-white on the newly built 25.000-ten tanker "World Hope" entirely built in Greece by the Hellenic Shipyards of Scaramanga Bay. The keel of this ship was laid last December and today -- just eight months later -- she is ready to take the sea for her maiden voyage to Persian Gulf. The KX five-million-dollar-worth "World Hope" was built for Stavros Niarchos' Fleet of Tankers.