October 9, 2018 (Google Translation) – The 4 patrol vessels and 2 amphibious ships of the navy are equipped with a safe fire extinguishing system. They can sail again. This is faster than planned because repairs to the sprinkler and water mist installations were done earlier.
Late last year showed that the extinguishing system on patrol vessels (OPVs) Holland, Friesland, Zeeland and Groningen showed disruptions. Because the safety of the crew could not be guaranteed, the ships were no longer allowed to sail. An intermediate solution was needed for the Holland, as it was station ship in the Caribbean earlier this year.
The Ministry of Defense drew a year for the recovery. Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding then went to work on the replacement and flushing of the pipes at the patrol vessels. Also on the amphibious transport vessels Johan de Witt and Rotterdam is now working properly on the fire extinguishing system.
All installations have now been certified and approved.