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In the years Greece was under the Ottoman rule, naval trade was a risky business, since piracy, as well as adverse weather conditions often posed a serious threat for the goods but also for the integrity of a ship itself. For this reason, therefore, owners of merchant ships resorted to establishing joint ownership and partnerships, somewhat mitigating risk. Namely, they preferred to own a share in many ships rather than to be the sole owners of an entire ship. Thus, a ship had many shareholders (i.e. joint owners), so that in the event of its total or partial destruction at a certain journey, economic calamity would not be suffered solely by one person, but would be divided among many ship-owners. This tactic resulted in a financial boom and significant overall growth in maritime trade at a time when sea voyages were characterized by uncertainty, making maritime trade the most profitable sector of the Greek economy as of the mid-18th century.

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