Dutch Charter Merchant Ship for Ecosystem Maritime Capacity

May 29, 2019 (Google Translation) – Defense and shipping company Spliethoff, one of the largest shipping companies in the Netherlands, will work closely together. State Secretary Barbara Visser today visited a ship from Spliethoff in Eemshaven that will transport defense equipment. The collaboration is part of a pilot that should lead to the Ecosystem Maritime Capacity. This partnership revolves around…

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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.…

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Dutch Have No Ships for Operation Atalanta This Year

This year there is no naval ship participating in the anti-piracy mission Atalanta for the Somali coast. The Minister of Defense Ank Bijleveld-Schouten has informed the Lower House today by letter. Problems with the patrol vessels, personnel shortages and other NATO obligations are mentioned as reasons. The Netherlands has been deploying naval vessels since 2009 for the European mission of…

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