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Emergency Response

Emergency response

Call SMIT 24/7 at
+31 10 454 99 11

Help us to help you.
Keep the following information at hand when you contact us in case of an emergency:
Initial info:
What? Where? When?

Type and cause of accident:
Fire – collision - grounding

Known damage:
What is the known damage? Where is it located?

Contact details:
Which contact details can we use at all times?

SMIT has an unrivaled track record responding to ships in distress anywhere in the world from its four strategic locations. Our emergency response teams are fully prepared to mobilize 24/7.

We respond 24/7

SMIT operates from four strategic Emergency Response Centers located in different time zones along the world’s main shipping routes. Shipowners can rest assured that they have around the clock emergency response teams ready to act without a moment’s hesitation. Wherever a vessel finds itself in trouble, we are never far away with our dedicated facilities in Rotterdam, Houston, Cape Town and Singapore. Our Emergency Response Centers are fully equipped with specialized equipment, which is always maintained in peak condition. 

We respond 24/7. We have the experts and the specialized equipment for almost any marine emergency.

SMIT has highly trained and experienced teams on standby, and experts in a wide range of disciplines including:

  • Fire-fighting
  • Naval architecture
  • Hazardous chemicals
  • Marine pollution prevention

And although our teams have decades of experience, they too make sure they refresh their knowledge and skills regularly to keep up-to-date with the latest technology and regulations. In addition to our own people, equipment and vessels, SMIT has the advantage that it can call on the vast resources of our parent company Boskalis.

What sets us apart

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Global coverage

SMIT provides 24/7 global coverage. SMIT has an unrivalled, worldwide network consisting of the offices and floating equipment of our parent company Boskalis - our towage operations (present in 90 ports around the world) and established agents.

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A team built around your needs

SMIT Salvage has the resources to build a team around the challenges you face. In adddition to our skilled salvage professionals, you can also rely on in-house experts from a wide range of disciplines to form a specialist team around your needs.

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Guaranteed 24/7 response worldwide

Operating out of four strategically located response centers in Rotterdam, Cape Town, Houston and Singapore and supported by our extensive global network, we guarantee 24/7 response world wide.

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175 years of experience

We pride ourselfs of having had the privilege of serving the marine industry for over 175 years, providing rapid, reliable and tailored solutions.

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