Second Drug Bust in Three Days for HNLMS Groningen

September 15, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Dutch warship Groningen has intercepted a drug transport for the 2nd time in 3 days. In the Caribbean Sea, the patrol ship was able to force a so-called go-fast to stop last Friday. He had an estimated 465 kilos of cocaine on board. Last week, the crew already intercepted 455 kilos of cocaine.…

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HNLMS Groningen Intercepts 455 Kilos of Cocaine and a Monkey

September 10, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Dutch naval vessel Groningen intercepted 455 kilos of cocaine the day before yesterday. That happened west of Aruba. There the station ship forced a so-called go-fast to stop. A Coast Guard Dash-8 maritime patrol plane discovered the speedboat on a well-known smuggling route in the Caribbean. Subsequently, the Groningen was called in, which…

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Two Dead in Dutch N90 Crash in the Caribbean Sea

July 20, 2020 (Google Translation) – In a crash with an NH90 maritime attack helicopter, two of the four crewmembers were killed. These are 34-year-old aviator Christine Martens and 33-year-old tactical coordinator Erwin Warnies. Both soldiers have the rank of lieutenant at sea in the 2nd class oldest category. The helicopter hit the Caribbean Sea near Aruba at the end…

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HNLMS Zeeland to Take Over as Antilles Guardship

March 28, 2020 (Google Translation) – The patrol ship Zeeland will be the new station ship in the Caribbean. Friday the ship leaves for Curaçao to relieve Groningen who is temporarily returning to the Netherlands. The switch is a result of the corona pandemic. Zeeland, with an NH90 attack helicopter on board, will remain in ‘the West’ for three months.…

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