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Preparedness and Prevention

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 offers specifically designed, Preparedness & Prevention Services for a diverse range of ships - from icebreakers in the Baltic to heavy towage ships operating around the Cape, for LNG carriers conducting ship-to-ship transfers, to huge oil tankers and mega containerships. Several leading operators see the benefits of 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 in 24 hours from its four strategic Emergency Response Centers.

Over recent years salvage work has become much more transparent - owners want to focus on being prepared and getting work done in advance by making sure they have mitigating measures in place. The pre-agreed Preparedness & Prevention Service contracts mean that an owner knows the Terms & Conditions and tariffs beforehand in case things go wrong. They don’t need to negotiate with dozens of tug owners in the midst of an emergency – they have clarity and know they can rely on SMIT.

Mitigate potential losses by using our Preparedness & Prevention Contracts.

Clients have one point of contact for assistance. We take immediate action when an owner calls. We understand immediate action leads to reduced losses and can often prevent a relatively small event from turning into a major disaster. These contracts are invaluable if the scale of an incident is not known in the first instance. SMIT does not send an armada of salvage ships to the scene and a huge team - all at the owner’s expense.  Instead, two of our experts will assess the situation and consult with the client before any decisions are taken.

We always do what’s best for the client. We work together with the owner to achieve a safe, sustainable and timely solution.

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.