Dutch Ships Arrive Bahamas for HADR

September 11, 2019 (Google Translation) – Around 550 Dutch soldiers have arrived at the Bahamas. They come to the aid of the inhabitants of the island of Abaco, one of the islands that was hit hard by Hurricane Dorian. Navy ship Snellius arrived in the affected area at 7 am (local time) and Johan de Witt followed at 4 pm in the afternoon. The first priority is to map the situation on the island. That is why a number of forward-sent soldiers traveled by helicopter to a hospital and the…

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Royal Navy Deploys Extra Medics as Part of Bahamas HADR Assistance

September 7, 2019 – The Royal Navy has deployed extra medics to join Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Mounts Bay in delivering humanitarian assistance to the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian. A team of 18 military medical staff will arrive in the region this evening and will provide emergency care, surgery and intensive care to those in need. They join Royal Navy support ship RFA Mounts Bay, which is delivering aid to the Bahamas following the destruction caused by the devastating hurricane. Mounts Bay was prepositioned in the region for hurricane season,…

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Dutch Increase HADR Operations in the Bahamas

September 7, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Netherlands is sending extra soldiers to the Caribbean to support emergency aid to the Bahamas. On Saturday afternoon, 76 Marines departed from Eindhoven Air Base with a KDC-10 transport aircraft from the Royal Netherlands Air Force to Sint Maarten. The Marines are part of the 21st Raiding Squadron of the Marine Corps. They currently stand as the so-called Marine Spearhead Task Unit permanent standby for emergency deployment at home and abroad. The soldiers board Sintr on Sint Maarten. HNLMS Johan de Witt, who…

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Dutch Navy Joins Bahamas Relief Operations

September 5, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Netherlands will provide emergency aid to the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian caused large-scale devastation there. The naval ships HNLMS Johan de Witt (L801) and HNLMS Snellius (A802) are making logistical preparations on Sint Maarten to help the island group. The ships were already in the Caribbean because of the large Caribbean Coast emergency relief exercise. The Bahamas asked for help through the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA). The ships are expected to depart within a few days and they will arrive on…

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RFA Mounts Bay delivers aid to The Bahamas

September 4, 2019 – Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship RFA Mounts Bay has delivered essential aid to residents of Great Abaco in The Bahamas. The ship has distributed Department for International Development (DFID) relief items, including vital shelter kits. A rigid-hulled inflatable boat was deployed from RFA Mounts Bay this afternoon (04/09) with a dedicated Humanitarian and Disaster Relief team to join up with the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and unload vital aid to some of those who have been worst hit by the category five storm. The ship has been…

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USS Stout Makes Port Call in Nassau

June 13, 2019 – USS Stout (DDG 55) arrived in Nassau, Bahamas, for a scheduled port visit, June 12. The Norfolk-based destroyer arrived in the island nation’s port as part of a concerted effort to increase U.S. presence and reinforce the U.S. Navy’s commitment to a mutually beneficial partnership. “The Bahamas is one of our most enduring allies, and this is a great opportunity to strengthen the relationship between our two countries,” said Cmdr. Nathan Diaz, the ship’s commanding officer. “Our crew can’t wait to make a difference in the…

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