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Salvage of the vessel ESBJERG which had struck a mine and sunk in the Baltics in July 1945 while commanded by the German forces. The vessel was salvaged in August the following year in cooperation with the Swedish salvage company Röda Bolaget, which later was to become part of SVITZER. Two lifting pontoons and four salvage vessels were used for the salvage operation, which lasted four months. in London, was stationed in Aden when war began and quickly taken over by the British. PRESERVER was wrecked in the Bristol Channel in 1942. By continuing operations in Denmark during the German occupation whilst in other areas surrendering to coalition forces, SVITZER maintained a neutral position during politically complex times. This political neutrality lasted until the end of the war when a fi rm stand was taken against the German forces by preventing their use of SVITZER vessels in Denmark for military purposes. 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 45


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