Smit Tak

Smit International – Tugboat BALAU

Smit Internationale N.V. (or Smit International) was a Dutch company operating in the maritime industry. It was founded in 1842 by Fop Smit as a towage company with onl 1 paddle steamer tug KINDERDIJK. Fop’s sons, Jan and Leendert, continued the company under the name L. Smit & Co and expanded the fleet. In 1870, they began using tugs with …

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Casualties – Container Ship CMA DJAKARTA on fire – July 1999.

On the night of Monday 12th July, 1999 the 1998 built 2,102 TEU containership CMA DJAKARTA caught fire off Crete following an explosion. The vessel, owned by Gebr Winter of Hamburg, was on long-term charter to Compagnie Maritime d’Affretement (CMA), Marseilles from 9th April, 1999. She was deployed on CMA’s North Europe/Japan/China service, NCJ-TPX U.S. …

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Casualties – Turkish Cargo Ship GOKBEL sinks – 28.12.2014

On the morning of Sunday 28th December, 2014 around 0830 hrs the 2011 built Turkish general cargo ship GOKBEL with 11 crew collided with the 1991 built general cargo ship LADY AZIZA and sank in poor visibility just a mile from the Italian Adriatic port of Ravenna. Guardia Costiera (Italian Coast Guard) Capitano Di Vascello …

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Casualties – EEMSLIFT HENDRIKA Salvage Update ( 1120 UTC ) – 09.04.2021

As reported yesterday Thursday 9th April, 2021 EEMSLIFT HENDRIKA was secured berthed at Alesund Port, Norway which operation ended around 1700 hrs with NORMAND DROTT towing her with 2.8 knots as speed with BB OCEAN assisting. The salvage team of 4 personnel from Smit Salvage remained onboard during the towage with the Norwegian Coast Guard …

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Casualties – EEMSLIFT HENDRIKA Salvage Update ( 0825 UTC ) – 08.04.2021

Although the weather conditions were still improving, the salvage team decided to start towing EEMSLIFT HENDRIKA during the salvage operation on Thursday 8th March, 2021. According to the Emergency Response Director of the Norwegian Coastal Administration Hans-Petter Mortensholm stated that control of the vessel is secured by starting towing her to the northeast, offshore Fosnavag, …

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Casualties – EEMSLIFT HENDRIKA Salvage Update (1930 UTC) -07.04.2021

Rough weather conditions prompted EEMSLIFT HENDRIKA salvage team to postpone salvage operation on Wednesday 7th April, 2021. “Life and health are always the number one priority in an event like this, and it must be safe to carry out the salvage,” said Norwegian Coastal Administration emergency response director Hans Petter Mortensholm in an update. Calculations …

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Sale – BULLET 1 and SEA PATRON on sale by Transport Malta – March 2021

Transport Malta is selling the Offshore Tug/Supply Ship SEA PATRON and the self propelled barge BULLET 1 tale quale currently berthed at Bridge Wharf, Grand Harbour. The Offshore Tug/Supply Ship SEA PATRON was built in Singapore in 1983 as the SMIT SUMATERA trading until April 2010. She was bought by E Marine Ltd (Part of …

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RoRo Vessels – JOLLY AMARANTO

One of the most interesting roro’s built in late 70’s was the Linea Messina vessel JOLLY AMARANTO. Entering Grand Harbour, Malta back to Monday 16th June 2008. Built at Kawasaki in Kobe, Japan in 1977 as the Swedish TAUBE for the Swedish Shipping Company SCANDINAVIA MOTORSHIP A/S as a Boro (from the English B ulk O il Ro Ro ) freighter that …

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Tugboat – SMIT FLORIANA

The only tug owned by Smit Tak (Valletta) Ltd which was set up on Tuesday 3rd March, 1987 was the 1976 built tug SMIT FLORIANA. She was launched in February 1976 and delivered July 1976 by Mitsui Ocean Development & Eng. Co., Ltd. at Tokushima, Japan as yard number S-071 and named F 32 for Compania …

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Towage – SmitWijs Typhoon with LB 200 – February 2002

One of the famous Dutch Wijsmuller built anchor handling tug was the 1976 built tug SMITWIJS TYPHOON She was offshore Malta assisting the 1975 built pipe laying semi submersible barge LB 200 mobilising for the Burullus project, Egypt. SMITWIJS TYPHOON was built in 1976 by “Scheepswerf Van der Giessen-De Noord” at Alblasserdam, Netherlands as Yard …

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