CV Henk Smith

25 years experience in the maritime Industry


Captain Henk Smith has acquired extensive sea service in sea transportation (chemicals), salvage and offshore experience in a wide range of projects involving all aspects of salvage and offshore construction.

An experienced marine consultant for offshore heavy lifts, towage and transportations, with specific vessel experience with anchor handling, ocean going (salvage) tugs and supply vessels.

Nationality: Dutch

Master Mariner (Foreign Going)

Endorsement Master All Ships

Salvage Master

Crisis Management

Project and General Management


Function Company
Salvage Master Marine Masters
Senior Consultant Smith Overseas
Salvage Master Global Salvage Consultants
Area Director Smit Lamnalco
General Manager Smit Harvor Towage, Rotterdam
General Manager operations Smit Terminal
Project Manager Smit Marine Projects
Salvage Master Smit Tak B.V.


  • Consultancy Services to Wagenborg Offshore to find new markets
  • Consultancy services to Kaissi Group seeking a reputable partner for harbour towage operation in East Africa
  • Consultancy services to EY to assist in preparing a business case for the start –up of s seismic survey service in South Africa.
  • Starting up of OCRS , commercial and technical validation of a new absorbent to remove oil spills
  • Salvage consultancy for T&T salvage in Cameroun refloating of General Cargo vessel
  • Salvage Consultancy for Total in Yemen anti-pollution plan for small tanker
  • Salvage Consultancy for Swedish club in Egypt refloating of container vessel.
  • General management of a region (West Africa, Russia, Europe) providing harbour and offshore towage.
  • Starting up new projects and companies providing harbour and offshore towage
  • Implementing new procedures and working routines
  • Construction of new tugs for harbour, terminal and offshore towage.
  • General Management of Smit Harbour Towage Rotterdam and responsible for 15 harbour tugs and 200 personnel.
  • Project Management of Transport and Installation project in Brazil; Barracuda & Caratinga
  • Project Management of a Single Buoy Mooring installation for ADOC in the Persian Gulf.
  • Project Management of Mobile Offshore Application barge in the North Sea.
  • Salvage Master Wreck Removal Iugo sunken general cargo vessel offshore The Netherlands
  • Salvage Master Wreck Removal Green Opal; General Cargo sunk in India
  • Salvage Master Vermontborg; refloating of general cargo vessel North Sea
  • Consultancy services to the Worldbank for procurement of a tug for harbour towage operation in the Port of Berbera

Trackrecord Henk Smith

Name Casualty Role Ship Type Location Client Situation Contract type Activity Date
Iugo Salvage Master Bulk North Sea Dutch Authority Wreckremoval Lumpsum Wreckremoval, Cargo removal, Underwater operations, Cutting, Heavy Lifting, Scrap removal 2001
Sea Fortune Salvage Master Bulk Gabon P&I Aground Scopic Cargo Removal, Underwater Operations, Refloating 2002
Sloman Neptune Salvage Master General Cargo North Sea Owner On Fire LOF Fire, Towage 2003
Vermontborg Salvage Master Bulk North Sea Owner Aground Scopic Refloating, Patching, Towage 2004
Deva P&I representative Container Egypt P&I Aground Dayrate Assessment of casualty, Salvage plan review 2013
Lipica Salvage Master General Cargo Cameroun T&T Aground LOF Assessment of casualty, Salvage plan, refloating 2013
Champion Salvage Master Oil Yemen Total Aground and Oil Spill Dayrate Salvage Plan, Oil Spill plan 2014
Smart P&I representative Bulk South Africa P&I Wreckremoval Dayrate Salvage Plan assessment and contract award 2014
Name project Role Project Type Location Client Scope Contract type Activity Date
Carratinga/Barracuda Project Manager Brazil Halliburton Transport and Installation Lumpsum Transport of Modules (incl engineering), Installation of Topsides using two sheerlegs 2005
Escravos Project Manager Nigeria Chevron Installation of Landfall Lumpsum Pipepulling, installation of export pipe and connection to offshore loading buoy 2006
Loading Towers Project Manager Angola Total Decommissioning Lumpsum Decommissioning of loading towers and associated pipes 2007
MOAB Project Manager North Sea Perenco Installation of Platform Lumpsum Transport and Installation of offshore platform 2005