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MULAN OF ROTTERDAM grounded at Thy, Denmark. The captain of the ship is in the middle of the group and the SVITZER captain P. Underlien on the right. The vessel was lifted by hydraulic jacks 20 metres into the sea to a platform from which it slid into the sea. – JUNO stationed in Århus, PAN in Aalborg and MJØLNER and ODIN both stationed in Frederikshavn. The vessels that had escaped to Sweden remained there until the end of the occupation in May and then assisted with the return of the Danish Brigade. After the war SVITZER cleared ship wrecks from ports in Denmark, Poland and North Germany. NAVIGATING DIFFICULT WATERS The period from 1914 to 1970 saw several political and economic challenges for SVITZER and the number of salvage operations varied greatly. Adapting to change and navigating diffi cult political waters was essential for the company not to be wrecked during these turbulent times. SVITZER had operated throughout Europe and even as far away as China for decades. This benefi ted the company in times of war and crisis as it was known internationally and recognised for its special expertise. 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 47


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