International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Implementation of Penal Jurisdiction in Merchant Vessels and Warships in the Hellenic Legal Order
Korontzis Tryfon

As it is been known Hellas possesses one of the most important positions in the Mediterranean Sea region, between two continents (Asia and Europe), near of a third continent (Africa), between Black sea and Mediterranean Sea, between Eastern and Western Mediterranean. Automatically Hellas because of its strategic position is rendered nodal point in political, geographic and economic level between these three continents. Additionally Hellas allocates a coast line, roughly 19.000 kilometers which corresponds at the two of third parts of African continent perimeter. Hellenic people from the antiquity have developed an intense shipping activity and an intense relation with the sea, which led them progressively to the configuration of one of the most important shipping forces in world level. Today Hellas possesses the first position in the European Union (EU) concerning the capacity in tons by vessels under Hellenic flag, while at the same time is between sovereign forces in international level concerning the capacity of vessels under Hellenic flag but also in vessels which are under different flag but are owned by Hellenic ship owners. All these, have led to the configuration and growth of a law concrete sector, the maritime law, which is constituted by national provisions as also by international provisions.

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