Eighteen NATO countries take part in the Dynamic Mariner/Flotex-19

October 7, 2019 – More than 4,500 military personnel from eighteen countries take part from today until the 18th in the exercise of NATO Dynamic Mariner / Flotex-19, which aims to prepare to respond to the crisis situations in the maritime field that the Atlantic Alliance needs . This training, in which 26 surface vessels, two submarines and 21 aircraft from 12 countries will participate, will take place mainly in waters near the Spanish south coast. In addition, the Dynamic Mariner / Flotex-19 exercise will be part of the process…

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Recognition for maritime mine clearers

March 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – After the Second World War, mines from the so-called Kathy Mijnen Party helped to clear the Dutch coast from mines. Five of them were given the diving coach and EOD pin today in Den Helder. 4 other veterans could not come to the naval city due to their old age. They receive the awards at home. With the award, the navy still thanks the men for their efforts and dedication in clearing thousands of German sea mines. Among them the so-called Kustenmine A or…

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Navy ships back into service after recovery

October 9, 2018 (Google Translation) – The 4 patrol vessels and 2 amphibious ships of the navy are equipped with a safe fire extinguishing system. They can sail again. This is faster than planned because repairs to the sprinkler and water mist installations were done earlier. Late last year showed that the extinguishing system on patrol vessels (OPVs) Holland, Friesland, Zeeland and Groningen showed disruptions. Because the safety of the crew could not be guaranteed, the ships were no longer allowed to sail. An intermediate solution was needed for the…

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