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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 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.

Mitigate potential losses by using our Preparedness & Prevention Contracts.

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.

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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Experience since 1842

We pride ourselfs of having had the privilege of serving the marine industry since 1842, providing rapid, reliable and tailored solutions.