Wheeler Associates Named U.S. Agents For Greek Yard

Neorion Shipyards Syros Ltd. has appointed Wesley D. Wheeler to act as thenexclusive agent in the USA. The facility is on the island of Syros, Greece, ancient capital of the Cyclades Islands in the Aegean Sea. Syros is a Mediterranean crossroads located close to the Dardanelles and the Suez Canal.

The shipyard was founded in 1861. In the 1970s the yard developed into one of the most complete and modern ship repair facilities in the Mediterranean. Peter Nash, managing director of A & P Appledore International Ltd., has been responsible for the reorganization of the facility. He has appointed Thorsten Andersson as yard manager, with Donald McLean as sales manager.

Since reorganization, a parade of vessels from the fleets of Chevron, Esso, Mobil, Texaco, Shell, Maersk, Olympic Maritime, Ogden Maine, and Maritime Overseas have been repaired at the yard's facilities.

There are two modern floating drydocks, one of which can handle up to 75,000 dwt, the other up to 40,000 dwt. Wharfage is such that vessels up to 150,000 dwt can be accommodated. The extensive workshops can perform every type of machinery and hull repair, replacement, or reconditioning work.

Cranage on the floating docks is one 15-ton plus three 10-ton units, and on the quays two 40-ton cranes. Two floating cranes are constantly available, one of 220 tons and one 70 tons.

Expansion is presently under way to construct a new quay to handle larger vessels for tank/hold blasting and coating. A new, larger steel plate shop will be added adjacent to the coating facility.

The yard has three 1,400-bhp harbor tugs and one large salvage tug. Modern tankcleaning services are available with a separator capacity of 3,000 tons of dirty and clean oil. There is a bunkering station in the harbor, together with ships' agents, chandlers, and amenities such as shipping, hotels, and yacht club.

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