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Coast Guard_Defense
By Edition On Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Defense protects what is dear to us

WILLEMSTAD - The Ministry of Defense has published a brochure with facts and figures about the armed forces. The overview also lists the Defense components that are stationed in the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom. More...

By Edition On Friday, March 9th, 2018

Bijleveld: no military threat Venezuela

WILLEMSTAD - The Minister of Defense of the Kingdom Ank Bijleveld is worried about the situation in Venezuela, but there is no question of a military threat. She said that yesterday during her visit to Curaçao. However, More...

By Edition On Monday, January 29th, 2018

Royal Navy in Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD - The support ship that is now moored in the harbor at Otrobanda is not the famous Karel Doorman, but the RFA Mounts Bay of the English Royal Navy. The 176-meter-long ship is here for maintenance. The More...

By Edition On Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Van Speijk intercepts 1600 kilos of cocaine

WILLEMSTAD - The naval ship Sr. Ms. Van Speijk has intercepted 1600 kilos of cocaine in the Caribbean. The drugs were transported on board a merchant ship that was en route to the Dominican Republic. It was the More...

By Edition On Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Navy Ship intercepts drug shipment in Caribbean Sea

WILLEMSTAD - The navy ship Zr.Ms. Zealand intercepted 600 kilograms of cocaine in the Caribbean Sea this week. The ship had just left from Curaçao to the Netherlands after a mission of four months as a station More...

Open Eyes 1
By Edition On Monday, October 30th, 2017

Venezuela and the Dutch Kingdom strengthen bilateral relations through a joint exercise in the Caribbean Sea

THE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD - The annual joint naval exercise between the Bolivarian Coast Guard of Venezuela and the Caribbean Coast Guard of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, known as Open Eyes 2017, took place from the More...

Commander of the Navy
By Edition On Thursday, June 29th, 2017

New Commander for Defense

WILLEMSTAD - Yesterday, Commander Hans Lodder transferred his position as Commander of the Navy in the Caribbean to the Brigadier General of the Navy Peter Jan de Vin. The command transfer took place at the Parera More...

By Edition On Monday, June 19th, 2017

Specialized divers are training in Curaçao waters

WILLEMSTAD - Navy divers from the Defense Dive Group (DDG) are currently active in the Caribbean. One of the areas the divers have been working on is the Spanish Water in Curaçao where together with the Curaçao More...

Oil spill Defense1
By Edition On Monday, June 5th, 2017

Crew Zr. Ms. Van Amstel helps to clean up oil spill in Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD - Over seventy crew members of Zr.Ms. Van Amstel helped clean up the oil spill on the north coast of Curaçao last Saturday. At Wacawa, Boca Ascension and in St. Joris Bay, various teams of the Royal More...

Defense homes
By Edition On Friday, May 13th, 2016

Defense sells dozens of houses in the next few years

WILLEMSTAD - Six of the houses owned by the Ministry of Defense are on sale. These free standing family homes are now empty. That's because the personnel are now renting in the private market. “Also, there are More...