02-23-2021

The “white swan” is bound for the shipyard




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The CAP SAN DIEGO is not only an integral part of Hamburg’s harbor scenery, but also the world’s largest roadworthy museum cargo ship. To keep it that way, the white-and-red freighter with its characteristic golden letters, nicknamed the “white swan of the South Atlantic,” is due for a general overhaul.On March 15, 2021, the CAP SAN DIEGO will leave its usual spot at Überseebrücke bridge for Bremerhaven, where it will be thoroughly examined and repaired. Despite the long list of items for the “ship’s Technical Inspection Agency procedure,” it will return to Hamburg in renewed splendor after just a few weeks. The CAP SAN DIEGO will then be ready for the long-awaited resumption of museum operations by the Hamburg Admiralty Foundation and its numerous volunteer supporters.

A team led by Dr. Martin Schellenberg, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, issued a Europe-wide invitation to bid for the shipyard services on behalf of Hamburg Admiralty Foundation, the ship’s owner. The contract was awarded to the bid submitted by BREDO DRY DOCKS GmbH.

Counsel to Hamburg Admiralty Foundation
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek:

Dr. Martin Schellenberg (Lead),
Marc Philip Greitens, LL.B., B.A. (Public Procurement and Contracts),
Giulia Mauritz (Project Coordination), all Hamburg    

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