Myanmar (Burma)


Greece’s Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, has parallel accreditation to the Union of Myanmar. Correspondingly, the Myanmar Embassy in Rome has parallel accreditation to our country. In consular matters, our country is represented by the Italian Embassy in Rangoon.

Political Relations

The geographical distance separating Greece from Burma, the policy of isolationism pursued by the Burmese regime since 1962, the country’s low level of economic development, and limits imposed by the UN and the EU on political and diplomatic relations have in the past not provided suitable conditions for the development of political ties between our country and the Union of Myanmar.
Since 2011, however, when the Myanmar government moved ahead with bold political reforms, the country has rapidly developed its political relations with western states. At the same time, Greece has supported the tightening of EU-Myanmar relations.
Competent Authority: Greek Embassy in Bankgkok, Thailand.

The Consular in brief

Myammar Panayotis Tzaneas | Consul of Myanmar

Address : 10 Skouze str.
Piraeus 185 36
Tel. : +30 210 4526 026 / 086
Mob. : +30 6944 502929
email :
Marital Status : Married with two sons
 B.Sc. in Naval Architecture from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland.
 M.Sc. in Mechanical / Marine Engineering from National Technical University of
Athens (NTUA).
Consul General Hon. of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar since 29th January 2001
EUR. ING. European Federation of National Engineering Associations
M.T.C.G. Member of Technical Chamber of Greece, Reg. No. 55963
C.Eng. British Council of Engineers
M.R.I.N.A Member of Royal Institute of Naval Architects
M.I.Mar.E. Member of Institute of Marine Engineers
 P. L. Tzaneas & Partners Ltd.
November 1992 – Present
 I have established a Marine Technical Bureau that offers
technical expertise to Owners in relation to hull machinery
surveys, claims, arbitration and litigation support. We are also
acting as Surveyors for P & I Clubs.
 I am a fully approved and authorized Surveyor by Panama
Maritime Authority since 1998.
 Since 2005 we are the exclusive agents for OMCS which is a
Panama R.O. (Classification Society).
 We are authorized as exclusive Lead Auditors and Surveyors for
Liberian Flag (LISCR) for ISM/ISPS/ASI and DOC for Greece and
the nearby region since 2004.
 Also in September 2010 I have followed a course and passed
relative examination in relation to Maritime Labour Convention,
2006 (MLC) and thus I have qualified as Liberian Maritime
Labour Auditor (LMLA).
 Since April 2013 we are the Official Agents of the Croatian
Register of Shipping in Greece with additional authorisation also
to act worldwide.
 As of 1999 I have been a qualified CAP (Condition Assessment
Program) Surveyor for Consulting Services ABS (American
Bureau of Shipping).
 In 2000 I was appointed as Condition Assessment Scheme
(CAS) Surveyor for Marshall Islands and Panama Administration
where at that time all single hull tankers had to undertake CAS
oversight inspections. Until 2004 I executed 33 CAS inspections
 As from September 2015 we have also been appointed as
Inspector to Malta Flag by Malta Transport which is the new
name for Malta Maritime Authority.
 Lloyd’s Register of Shipping
August 1980 to September 1992
 Ship Surveyor. During this period, I completed more than 400
special surveys in all type of vessels but mainly tankers and bulk
carriers and more than 1600 reports and surveys related to hull
and machinery repairs, damage surveys, engine surveys,
condition surveys, boiler surveys, repairs, dry dockings, tail
shaft surveys, cargo gear surveys, safety equipment and
MARPOL surveys and all types of statutory surveys.
 Supervised the complete construction including hull, machinery
and electric installation and delivered following successful trials,
11 tankers build at Kherson Shipyard for Athenian Tankers.
 During the above period I was extensively involved in periodical,
annual, and occasional surveys in all 3 major refineries i.e.
particularly I was involved in inspections on boilers, heat
exchangers, coolers, pressure vessels centrifugal separators
also in N.D.T. such as, X-Rays and Ultrasonic examinations. Also
supervised, inspected and certified 36 storage tanks built at
Kalohori, Salonica for Aspropyrgos Refineries.
 Varnima Corporation International S.A.
(Vardinoyannis Group).
October 1977 to June 1980
 Superintendent Engineer / Naval Architect. Responsible for the
maintenance and running of 10 tankers of the fleet and in
particular checking their performance, drawing up specifications
for repairs, attending the vessels during dry docking, repairs,
class surveys, also being responsible for correspondence with
Classification Societies, Coast Guard and other Maritime
 Gerald Geddes and Partners in London.
March 1977 to August 1977
 Surveyor. New buildings plan approval and legal investigation
work regarding arbitration cases.
 Greek Merchant Ship Inspection Service.
April 1974 to December 1976
 Ship Surveyor. Involved in stability and strength design approval
dry dockings surveys, safety equipment surveys, load line
surveys for vessels calling at Piraeus port.
 Squash and motorcycling ( Harley-Davidson)

Accredited Embassy of Myanmar for Greece 

551, Via della Camilluccia – 00135 Rome – ITALY
Τηλ: 0039.06.363.03.753, Fax: 0039.06.362.98.566
Skouze 10, 185 36, Pireas
Τel:, Fax:

Honorary Consulate in Greece 

10, Skouze str.
185 36 Pireus

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