by Bernard McCall
The story of Em. Z. Svitzers Bjergningsentreprise (Svitzer) begins in 1833 when Emil Zeuthen Svitzer, a Danish entrepreneur, established a salvage business after noticing many losses occurring on trade routes to and from Denmark. Its business extended to harbour towage in due course.
The company has expanded considerably over the past two decades and claims to have 430 vessels working in about 100 different locations throughout the world.
Because of the huge size of the Svitzer fleet, we are covering it in two volumes. This second volume begins in Denmark, the home of the company, and moves on to other Scandinavian countries and then northern Europe.
We look at tugs in Canada, the Caribbean, the Far East and finally Australia where Svitzer has gained prominence.
This is a good coffee-table type book in the familiar style of Bernard McCall which never disappoints.
The quality of the photographs is outstanding and a full history of each tug is included.
I would highly recommend this to any of our readers with an interest in tugs or towage.
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Paperback: 234mm x 156mm