US Ambassador Pyatt’s statements at Elefsis Shipyards
Defence Redefined
Published on 06/07/2020 at 09:30

The renovation process of Elefsis Shipyards by ONEX is underway, as funding from the US-based DFC has been secured.

Together with the Minister of Development and Investment, Adonis Georgiades, the American Ambassador, Geoffrey Pyatt, attended the event last week in the context of the cooperation for the Elefsis Shipyards renovation.

Mr. Pyatt stated that “today’s event (01 July) builds on a long history of maritime cooperation between the United States and Greece, which goes back to the days of the Marshall Plan and the Liberty Ships which came from America and helped to give birth to Greece’s world-leading shipping community.”

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“ONEX’s vision, which my government shares, is to make Elefsina the main shipyard for supporting Greek, U.S. and international shipowners in the Eastern Mediterranean. With ONEX’s investment, Elefsina can become again a world-class facility, supporting the growing number of LNG ships, the U.S. Navy 6th Fleet, floating regassification units and offshore platforms, and other defense and commercial vessels.”

In conclusion, the Ambassador said, “I want to conclude by emphasizing how much the United States values our maritime partnership with Greece, the long traditions of relations between Greek shipping and the United States, the critical support that Greece provides to the U.S. Navy through NSA Souda Bay, and through the additional opportunities that we see in ports like Alexandroupoli as a result of our expanded defense cooperation agreement. So, we are committed to this partnership.”





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