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Tsakos Shipping Loses Daughter, Business Partner

Maria Tsakos, daughter of Greek shipping tycoon, Capt. Panagiotis N. Tsakos, died suddenly Saturday in her hotel in New York City. Maria Tsakos was the only daughter of Capt. Tsakos and helped her father manage the family business, Tsakos Shipping Trading S.A. Capt. Tsakos founded Tsakos Shipping Trading S.A. in 1970 in Piraeus, Greece. The Company manages and operates a diversified fleet consisting of tanker, container and dry cargo vessels currently numbering 80 ships, approximately 8.0 million deadweight tons (dwt), including the modern tankers of Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd (TEN).