After a half century representing Liberia in Greece, the country's former shipowner-consuls are not giving up despite losing a US trial court battle over their rights to promote the Liberian flag in Greece.

The Republic of Liberia announced on 5 November it had relieved both Captain Nikolaos Soutos and son Alexandros Soutos of their honorary consular positions, one week after the defeat of Soutos family company Legality Holdings in the Eastern District of Virginia federal court by the Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry (LISCR) over what Legality Holdings claimed were unpaid commissions for registrations.