The Shipping unemployment in Greece has been almost solved. Most of the idle shipping --?
General view of the Hellenic Shipyards belonging to S. Niarchos and "centre" of his tankers activities.
A semi-general view of tankers under repairs in floating docks.
Workers seen working on Niarchos' tankers.
Another view of the Shipyards and the tankers anchored.
Another aerial view of the Shipyards and the tanker now under construction in the Shipyards.
Various shots of Niarchos tankers with his initials and their names all registered in Monrovia, Liberia, Honduras, etc. (Flags of Convenience).
More tankers seen waiting their turn for sailing off. Will they be going to Black Sea and transport oil to Cuba??
Another general view of one of Niarchos' biggest tanker entering the dry dock.
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Background: The Shipping unemployment in Greece has been almost solved. Most of the idle shipping -- mostly flying flags of convenience -- have sailed away and only a few old vessels still anchor at Eleusis Bay of the Saronic Gulf. The U.S. -Cuban crisis anyhow will give more work to Greek-owned tankers, for Russia has definitely decided to supply-Fidel Castro with the quantity of crude oil he needs. And well-informed greek shipping circles here wonder whether Stavros Niarchos, the well-known Greek Shipping Magnate, who has signed a 3-year contract with Soviet Union for the transport of 2,000,000 tones of russian oil from the Black Sea to Italian, Scandinavian and Japanese ports, will be "requested" (forced) to make his tankers plying towards Havana. Niarcho-USSR contract will be in force from August 1st, 1960. Reports anyhow from London deny that Niarchos will transport oil to Cuba.