Dutch Antilles Guardship HNLMS Pelikaan Home for Refit

December 2, 2019 (Google Translation) – HNLMS Pelikaan has returned to the Netherlands from the Caribbean for major maintenance. This is happening for the first time since commissioning in 2006. The support vessel is halfway through its operational life. Various systems are being replaced during this midlife update. The Pelican has been operating in the Caribbean Sea for 13 years.…

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Groningen Intercepts 470 Kilos of Cocaine

August 1, 2019 (Google Translation) – On July 30, 2019, HNLMS Groningen intercepted 470 kilos of cocaine north of Aruba. The crew of a coast guard aircraft, a Dash-8, discovered a suspicious boat. Sr. Ms Groningen was warned and the NH90 maritime combat helicopter forced the vessel to stop. The drugs and those on board were taken on board and…

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Prime Minister Rutte Visits Navy in Curaçao

January 23, 2019 (Google Translation) – Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Secretary of State Raymond Knops of the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations were at Parera’s Naval Base on Curaçao the day before yesterday. Commander of the Navy in the Caribbean Brigadier General of the Marines Peter Jan de Vin spoke to them. A number of current developments…

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HNLMS Friesland Intercepts Cocaine Shipment

October 2, 2018 (Google Translation) – Patrol ship HNLMS Friesland has intercepted a boat with 900 kilos of cocaine north of Aruba. This happened after a 7-hour chase in the night of Thursday 20 September. In the interest of the research, the Defense organization will only announce drug seizure today. The navy’s NH90 airborne helicopter detected the so-called go fast…

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