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 handed over to the coastguard authorities the next morning. Groningen has been active in the Caribbean since 20 April. The ship serves as a station ship and acts during drug…

Read More

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 in the Caribbean and the Coast Guard Caribbean were discussed. Furthermore, investing in young people and local security were central. The navy provides the training and professionalization trajectory of the…

Read More

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 during a patrol. The crew saw a large amount of packages on board. The Friesland and the helicopter immediately started the chase and tried to force the boat to stop.…

Read More