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By Edition On Monday, June 11th, 2018

Navy errors in fatal diving accident Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD - During a diving exercise at the Navy in Curaçao in 2015, in which a 23-year-old sailor died, mistakes were made. This is evident from an internal investigation on which the Second Chamber of the Dutch More...

By Edition On Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Navy ship intercepts drug transport in the Caribbean Sea

WILLEMSTAD - The naval ship Zr.Ms. Van Speijk, the station ship of the Royal Netherlands Navy in the Caribbean, intercepted about 550 kg of cocaine on a 'go-fast' in the Caribbean Sea during the night of 21 to 22 More...

By Edition On Friday, November 10th, 2017

New station ship arrived this morning in St. Anna Bay

WILLEMSTAD - The new station ship in the Caribbean entered the harbor of Willemstad this morning. The Zr.Ms. Van Speijk of the Royal Navy will be the station ship for the next 4 months. The navy ship sailed the More...

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By Edition On Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Port St. Maarten welcomes Dutch Navy’s largest vessel HNLMS Karel Doorman

PHILIPSBURG - A number of officials namely Prime Minister William Marlin, the Vice President of Parliament Rodolphe Samuel, Minister of Tourism & Economic Affairs Mellissa Doncher-Arrindell, Minister of Public More...

By Edition On Monday, September 4th, 2017

Navy ship to remain in the Caribbean

THE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD - The Dutch government is not in favor of withdrawing its navy ships from the Caribbean part of the Kingdom to stop refugees in the Mediterranean. This is according to the Dutch Minister of More...

By Edition On Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Baudet: Navy ships Caribbean to the Mediterranean Sea

THE HAGUE - The Dutch MP Thierry Baudet, who is also a member of the Forum for Democracy, believes that Dutch navy vessels now being sent to the Caribbean should be deployed in the Mediterranean to prevent migrants More...

By Edition On Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

New station ship Zr.Ms. Zealand enters the harbor

WILLEMSTAD - This afternoon, between 13.00 and 14.00, the new station ship Zr.Ms. Zeeland entered the Annabaai. The Zeeland has been deployed for four months as a 'station ship in the West' to intercept drug transport More...

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By Edition On Friday, April 28th, 2017

Zr.Ms. Van Amstel once again intercepts two drug boats

WILLEMSTAD - The Royal Navy station ship in the Caribbean, the M-frigate Zr.Ms. Van Amstel once again intercepted two drug boats last week. The navy officers seized a total of nearly 1100 kilograms of cocaine on More...

By Edition On Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Navy intercepts 700 kilos of cocaine

WILLEMSTAD - The navy ship Zr. Ms. Van Amstel has, in a short time, intercepted two drugs shipments totaling nearly 700 kilos of cocaine in the Caribbean. This was announced by the Ministry of Defense in the Netherlands More...

By Edition On Thursday, March 16th, 2017

New station ship arrives tomorrow

WILLEMSTAD - At about half past nine tomorrow morning the new station ship of the Dutch Navy, Zr. Ms. Van Amstel arrives in Anna Bay and will receive a ceremonial welcome with salutes from Fort Amsterdam. The multipurpose More...