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“Kursk” Sub Salvage Saw stored by Van der Vlist

Van der Vlist are currently handling and storing a variety of equipment for Smit Salvage, part of the Boskalis Group. Van der Vlist have most recently transported and placed into storage the sawing system that was used to dismantle the Russian nuclear submarine “Kursk” during the 2001 salvage operation.

Smit, who are involved in harbour towage, marine projects, heavy lift and subsea activities call on Van der Vlist for storage of a variety of diving and salvage systems. Using the Van der Vlist Terminal at Moerdijk, Van der Vlist are able to offer a secure and central location that makes an ideal storage and distribution hub for Smit Project requirements.

The Moerdijk Terminal is fully fenced and continuously alarmed and monitored. With road, rail, sea and inland waterway connections, Moerdijk offers access to the full Smit fleet of coastal, ocean and river tugs and barges as well as possibilities for deep sea vessels. These can then connect with Van der Vlist Special and Heavy Transport equipment or rail link options. Van der Vlist are then able to mobilise the Smit equipment to worldwide locations at short notice.

For more detailed information about Van der Vlist Terminal Moerdijk, please contact +31 168 356 535 or email

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