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…

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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 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.…

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