Every natural or legal person can be entitled to be a member of the Association provided they possess the qualifications imposed by the Statute.
Namely any Greek citizen or any European Union member country citizen who is at least eighteen years old, capable of legal action and has the exclusive ownership or the operational management of a Greek tug or salvage or an offshore support vessel (as defined above) or is a member of the Board of Directors of a company which is operating a tug or salvage or an offshore support vessel or is a representative or a manager of a tug or salvage or an offshore support vessel co-ownership, can be entitled to enroll.
Legal persons who are legally approved under the Greek law and possess the exclusive ownership or the co-ownership or the exclusive or sharing operation of at least a tug or salvage or an offshore support vessel, can also be members.
To ensure the principle that the property interest of each vessel is represented only by one member, the membership precondition imposes that there should be no other enrolled member of the Association for the same tug, salvage and offshore support vessel.
The members of the association are categorized into regular and honorary. Honorary members are those who have been appointed as such under the decision of the Board of Directors. As honorary members can be declared personalities who have offered special services to the shipping industry in general. The Honorary members, should they wish, can take part in the General Assemblies and also in the Board of Directors on condition that they have no right to vote or be elected. Any person who has offered special services to the shipping industry in general, can be elected as an Honorary President with the precondition that they were Association’s members or they represented a legal person – member of the Association for at least ten (10) years.
To date, the Association comprises 13 shipping companies, representing a fleet of more than 60 vessels and several hundreds of employees.
The Association’s members are the following: