HNLMS Groningen Intercepted 390 Kilos of Cocaine Near Bonaire

September 9, 2019 (Google Translation) – HNLMS Groningen intercepted 390 kilos of cocaine near Bonaire on 26 August. Defense only announced this today due to the judicial completion of the case. The successful action took place in close collaboration with the US Coast Guard. The intercepted vessel and drugs have been transferred to the US authorities. Groningen has been station ship in the Caribbean since April and will stay there for 2 years. It is a test in which not the ship but only the crew changes every 4 months.…

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NRP Sagres to Visit North America, Caribbean and Colombia

Google Translation The NRP Sagres came from Alfeite the Naval Base on 27 April for a 4 month trip and a half in which to cross the Atlantic Ocean. The ship will practice 12 ports until the return to Lisbon, scheduled for September 14. In addition to Funchal and Philadelphia, New York, Newport, Boston, Halifax, Miami, Willemstad (Curaçao), Cartagena de Indias (Colombia), Praia da Vitória, Ponta Delgada and Faro are the ports where Sagres is expected to dock this year.

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