SMIT offers specifically designed Preparedness & Prevention Services for a diverse range of ships – from ice-classed vessels sailing in the Baltic to ultra-large crude carriers sailing around the Cape and from LNG carriers conducting ship-to-ship transfers to oil tankers and mega containerships. There are many benefits connected to these tailor-made services and we have worked with many renowned shipowners for decades on this basis. The Preparedness & Prevention Service contracts guarantee a 24/7 response if ships get into difficulty – SMIT can be anywhere in the world within 24 hours from its four strategic Emergency Response Centers in Rotterdam, Houston, Cape Town and Singapore.
With a pre-agreed Preparedness & Prevention Service contract shipowners know the Terms & Conditions and tariffs beforehand in case things go wrong. There’s no need to negotiate with dozens of tug owners in the midst of an emergency – there’s clarity and certainty upfront, so you can fully rely on SMIT Salvage. We always do what is best for our client and work together to achieve a safe, sustainable and timely solution.
In any marine emergency, speed and good organisation are key. This is why our clients have a single point of contact for assistance. We understand that immediate action leads to reduced losses and can often prevent a relatively small event from turning into a major disaster. These contracts are invaluable in safeguarding an
immediate response, even if the scale of an incident is not known in the first instance. SMIT prides itself in working with our client to assess the situation and best suited response, which is based on the expertise and experience of our experts.