Royal Welcome for HNLMS Evertsen

June 24, 2019 (Google Translation) – HNLMS Evertsen returned to Den Helder today and received a royal reception. Queen Máxima came aboard the NH90 maritime combat helicopter shortly before entering the port. The air defense and command frigate participated in the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) in the Mediterranean during the past six months. It also had the task of being the flagship of the NATO fleet. Máxima christened Evertsen in 2003. Now she was received by commander captain-lieutenant Sjoerd Feenstra. She spoke with crew members about working and…

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Evertsen and SNMG2 in Exercise Mare Aperto

May 8, 2019 (Google Translation) – HNLMS Evertsen took part in Exercise Mare Aperto (free sea) as a flagship within the NATO fleet association SNMG2. More than 40 ships, the same number of aircraft and 5 submarines participated in this. An overview of Defense operations in the week from 1 to 7 May 2019. Commander of SNMG2, Commander Boudewijn Boots: “This is a unique and large-scale exercise under Italian leadership. All facets are applied: from the prevention of smuggling and environmental pollution to deployment in the highest spectrum of violence.…

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US and Denmark take command of two NATO naval groups

January 16, 2019 – A US Navy Admiral has assumed command of NATO’s Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG) 1, taking over from a Royal Danish Navy Commodore. In a ceremony marking the hand-over in Copenhagen on Monday (14 January 2019), Rear Admiral Edward Cashman of the US Navy said: “The North Atlantic is a bridge that connects the Allies, not a barrier that separates them. That connectivity is even stronger today and more important than ever to our security and to our prosperity.” Rear Admiral Cashman will command the group…

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HNLMS Evertsen Deploys as SNMG2 Flagship

January 5, 2019 (Google Translation) – Air defense and command frigate Evertsen left Den Helder for the Mediterranean this afternoon. There it will be the staff of the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) for the next 6 months. Evertsen replaces De Ruyter that returned from the Mediterranean last month. In the coming six months, Evertsen will form the 2nd permanent NATO fleet with ships from Turkey, Greece and Canada. The squadron is, since July last year, under the leadership of the Dutch commander Boudewijn Boots. The SNMG2 is the…

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De Ruyter Home From SNMG2

December 20, 2018 (Google Translation) – The air defense and command frigate De Ruyter is moored again in Den Helder. Over the past 6 months the ship sailed in almost all waters around Europe. Due to the increasing activities of the Russian federation, the ship moved from the Black Sea to central Norway. This happened within the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2). This NATO fleet bonded the Russian navy in the Mediterranean. The SNMG2 is the maritime component of the NATO Response Force. With this permanent fast reaction force,…

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Evertsen back home after serving in NATO fleet

Google Translation HNLMS Evertsen is back home in Den Helder. The Air Defense and Command Force has been part of the NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) since May. The NATO navy is predominantly in the Baltic Sea due to the worsening security situation at the eastern border of the NATO Convention Area. It is one of the reassuring measures towards the Baltic States and Poland. With the Evertsen as an anti-air warface commander the air defense of the connection was in Dutch hands. For the frigate, the task force also…

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Highest Ratings for Navy frigate Evertsen

Google Translation March 24, 2017 – “Good on the final inspection. Overall very satisfactory”. With these words of praise in his pocket, the Evertsen will today return to Den Helder. The air defense and command frigate (LCF) is the British Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) declared operationally ready with a rare good final. During the final phase of the Fost was practiced according to during a very realistic scenario of war. The FOST is the last hurdle in the intensive and extensive work-up all naval vessels after undergoing a maintenance…

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