Netherlands Completes Emergency Aid to Haiti

September 21, 2021 – HNLMS Holland just moored again at Curaçao. This concludes the military emergency response operation after the earthquake in Haiti. The Defense deployment was for 14 days and started on Friday 20 August. The Dutch government provided military aid at the request of the Haitian government. The naval ship Holland, with a helicopter and fast motorboats on…

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HNLMS Holland & US Coast Guard Seized 1,325 Kilos of Drugs

August 13, 2021 – The naval ship Holland yesterday, together with units of the Coast Guard, Holland seized 1,325 kilos of drugs. Smugglers transported the narcotics in a speedboat south of Curaçao. 12 people have been arrested. The Rescue & Coordination Center (RCC) of the Coast Guard has the station ship Zr.Ms. Holland directed to the speedboat. However, the smugglers…

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Third Drug Bust This Month for HNLMS Groningen

September 24, 2020 (Google Translation) – HNLMS Groningen has intercepted a drug shipment in the Caribbean for the third time this month. The day before yesterday, the patrol ship managed to stop a sailing boat with 80 kilos of cocaine on board with the Caribbean Coast Guard. The counter for Groningen thus stands at 1 ton of drugs intercepted in…

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Karel Doorman almost finished with corona help Caribbean

June 4, 2020 (Google Translation) – HNLMS Karel Doorman will leave the Caribbean on June 15. The joint support ship has been there since April 24 for ‘Carib Support’. This operation is intended to assist local authorities in fighting the corona crisis. On arrival of the more than 200-meter-long ship, a large-scale outbreak on the islands was taken into account.…

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HNLMS Zeeland to Take Over as Antilles Guardship

March 28, 2020 (Google Translation) – The patrol ship Zeeland will be the new station ship in the Caribbean. Friday the ship leaves for Curaçao to relieve Groningen who is temporarily returning to the Netherlands. The switch is a result of the corona pandemic. Zeeland, with an NH90 attack helicopter on board, will remain in ‘the West’ for three months.…

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