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Wesley Wheeler Appointed
U.S. Representatives For
Hapag-Lloyd Shipyard, Bre- merhaven, West Germany, recent- ly appointed Wesley D. Wheeler
Associates, Ltd., of New York, exclusive representatives for the
The Hapag-Lloyd shipyard deals primarily with the repair, conversion, and fitting out of vessels of all types. Two drydocks with all associated facilities, workshops, and sufficient crane capacities are available to enable drydocking of vessels with drafts up to 11.5 meters and 90,000 dwt.
The yard employs a labor force and staff of 1,300 persons who, directed by experienced engi- neers and foremen, do any kind of repair and maintenance work and are especially suited to han- dle complex jobs. They specialize in ship conversions, such as ro/ ro's and passenger ships such as the Norway and Mikhail Ler- montov.
Managing directors, Eckart
Knoth and Dieter Haake, report- ed that Wesley D. Wheeler As- sociates, Ltd. was selected as the exclusive agent because of its technical expertise in the field of naval architecture and ma- rine engineering.
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