Dutch Ships Complete US Baltops

Google Translation The major international exercise US Baltops on the Baltic Sea has been completed. The Netherlands participated with a torpedo ship, 3 mine hunters and a hydrographic recording vessel. Approximately 25 ships from 10 countries trained for 2 weeks. This was done first on the basis of a previously announced program. Then followed a tactical phase without a scenario. The previously practiced skills were used to successfully carry out the mission. Strategic importance The mine hunters Makkum and Vlaardingen and the Snellius shooting vessel were part of a task…

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Dutch Navy Escorts Russian Ships

The Royal Netherlands Navy escorted threeian warships over the North Sea February 23rd. It was the Fjodor Golovin, a spy ship from the Vishnya class, and 2 escort ships. The vessels passed the Wadden Islands a few dozen kilometers away. They were monitored by survey ship HNLMS Snellius. The Russian vessels are on their way to their homeport after participating in the war in Syria. Earlier this week, the Portuguese, French and British navies followed the Russians on the Atlantic Ocean and in the English Channel. The Russian warships take…

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