Greek tanker owner dies

Greek tanker owner Minos Kyriakou died of a heart attack, aged 75, over the weekend in Athens.

Kyriakou was the founder of the Athenian Group as well as being a significant owner of Greek media. He worked for his grandfather’s shipping company before founding Athenian in 1965, a company that today owns six VLCCs. He also went on to found Antenna, one of Greece’s most successful chain of radio and television channels.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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