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EMIL stranded at Calatabiano in Sicily. Presumably salvaged by the salvage vessel EM. Z. SVITZER stationed in Marseille. The crowd on the beach clearly shows how salvage operations attracted the attention of the local community. The SVITZER tug URD in icy water in an unknown port, presumably in Norway or Iceland. Right: JOHAN SIEM capsized in the Kieler Canal on 5th October 1896. SVITZER had help from German salvage vessels at this operation – presumably from the German partner Nordischer Bergungs Verein, based in Hamburg. 28 S V I T Z E R – S A F E T Y A N D S U P P O R T AT S E A


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