Groningen Intercepts 470 Kilos of Cocaine

August 1, 2019 (Google Translation) – On July 30, 2019, HNLMS Groningen intercepted 470 kilos of cocaine north of Aruba. The crew of a coast guard aircraft, a Dash-8, discovered a suspicious boat. Sr. Ms Groningen was warned and the NH90 maritime combat helicopter forced the vessel to stop. The drugs and those on board were taken on board and…

Read More

Navy Airborne Survey for Papua New Guinea waters

The Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight has just commenced a five week deployment to Rabaul, Papua New Guinea. While operating from Rabaul LADS will undertake hydrographic surveys in the Kavieng and Rabaul regions. Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Mark Matthews, said the survey will provide improved data that will be used to update the existing nautical charts used by all…

Read More