Karel Doorman back after security task in the Mediterranean

Karel Doorman has been moored at the quay in Den Helder since this afternoon. The Joint Support Ship helped the Sea Guardian NATO mission to secure the European southern flank. To do that, it is important to know who and what is going on. Then unwanted ship movements, with a terrorist motive, for example. So the Doorman supplied information for the image building and monitored shipping in the eastern part of the Mediterranean. Special Operations Forces also collected information from a few suspicious vessels. That happened above, on and under…

Read More

A Look at Dutch Defence News 20 – 27 November

Commodore Ludger Brummelaar has been appointed as the new Chief of the Military Household of His Majesty the King. He will first be promoted to the rank of rear admiral and succeed Major General Hans van der Louw on 1 January 2018. Doorman returns from the Caribbean HNLMS Karel Doorman has returned to its home port of Den Helder. Over the past few months, the Royal Netherlands Navy’s biggest support ship transported relief supplies to the Caribbean after the hurricanes Irma and Maria had caused devastation on several islands in…

Read More

Mounts Bay performs RAS – Replenishment Along Side

Under brilliant Caribbean skies, support vessel RFA Mounts Bay takes on fuel for herself and her Wildcat helicopter… courtesy of the newly-arrived Dutch ship HNLMS Karel Doorman. A difficult – potentially dangerous – maneuver it’s typically performed mid-Ocean between a Royal Fleet Auxiliary and a warship to allow the latter to remain on station for extended periods. Like HMS Ocean, the Doorman – an amphibious support vessel – was sent across the Atlantic in the wake of last months hurricanes. As well as loading relief from her native country to…

Read More

World’s Only JSS, Karel Doorman, Heads to the Caribbean

The Netherlands puts over 100 personnel into Saint Maarten for the emergency recovery. The reconstruction team that will assist in taking emergency services in Hurricane Irma. This provides the basis for future structural recovery work. Early team left from Eindhoven Airport September 14th. Furthermore, the Joint Logistic Support Ship Karel Doorman sent to the Caribbean to support. The ship is primarily used for sea transport of equipment and auxiliaries. Northern Coast The Karel Doorman breaks down her participation in the Northern Coast international practice. The ship is currently steaming up…

Read More

Main engines back in Karel Doorman

February 17, 2017 – The logistics support ship Karel Doorman again has two main engines. This morning the 85,000 kilo starboard main engine (right) brought on board. In December, the port copy was delivered. March last year became one of the two main motors severely damaged during a cruise. The reason appeared to be a design flaw. Both main motors were adjusted to the engine builder in Nancy, France. Major surgery, which at two places two decks of the ship were cut open. In the coming weeks the 2nd motor…

Read More