Basil Mavroleon. (UK) (1)
I was very interested to receive your email and to visit the LOF website. My father George Mavroleon was ‘BM’s’ first cousin and worked for Counties and I believe, Mavroleon Brothers, as a Superintendent Engineer during the 1950’s where after he left and joined Bray Shipping Co. Ltd, a business owned by his brother Basil Mavroleon (yet another one!!). Bray had bought the ‘Overseas Courier’ which was I believe a 1960 built 30000 dwt gearless bulker with 9 holds, the vessel was renamed ‘Maroudio’.
The Basil you refer to as the chairman of Weber is the son of another George Mavroleon, BM’s brother. For my part I am the Chartering Director of Bray Shipping, with offices in the Baltic Exchange, I have served on the Board of the Baltic Exchange since 1995 and retired from that role last year. Along the corridor here at the Baltic is the office of R & K staffed by Stathe Kulukundis whom I see quite regularly. I dined yesterday with Tim Rayment who with the late Tony Lines were the chartering brokers for LOF, Mavroleon Bros and Welsh Ore Carriers in the late 70′ and 80’s.
Looking at your very comprehensive site I’m afraid there is little I can add, I will however be on the look out for memorabilia and will contact you again if I am successful.
With all the best and good wishes for safe voyages.
Kind regards Basil Mavroleon.
Bray Shipping Co. Ltd. (E.J.B. Mavroleon), London – red with two narrow horizontal white lines; in centre blue disk (Slightly tarred) (Mavroleon in Greek means; Black Lion appears on the Traditional Traders of London and Falaise Ore Carriers of Hamilton, Bermuda, owned by the Mavroleon Brothers.) Image by Jarig Bakker 1995
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