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By Edition On Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Entry new station ship Zr.Ms. Zealand

WILLEMSTAD - The new station ship of the Caribbean Defense will arrive in Curacao for the first time this Monday morning, December 3. Because it is the first time that the station ship enters the Anna Bay, the entry More...

By Edition On Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Naval ships to stay longer in Willemstad

DEN HELDER, WILLEMSTAD - There comes an end to the constant commuting of naval ships between Den Helder (the Netherlands) and Curaçao. The Royal Netherlands Navy will station one of the patrol vessels from the More...

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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...