Emergency response

The complex nature of salvage operations requires multidisciplinary teams, including specialists in:

  • fire-fighting
  • naval architecture
  • hazardous chemicals
  • towage
  • marine pollution prevention

SMIT’s highly trained and experienced salvage teams are geared up for instant round-the-clock response, anywhere in the world, no matter how remote the location. The salvage team members provide all the specialist disciplines required to achieve the desired results, including diving, naval architecture, heavy lift engineering, pumping and towing.

SMIT’s salvage teams have experience in confronting challenging cases, from chemical tankers which have suffered damage to their cargo tanks to severe fires involving packaged hazardous cargoes on board container vessels. 

SMIT Salvage came to the aid of chemical tanker ‘Stolt Valor’ that suffered a fire and explosion on board
SMIT Salvage came to the aid of chemical tanker ‘Stolt Valor’ that suffered a fire and explosion on board