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  • 3 December 2020

    Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania, cut the first steel on the Royal Netherlands Navy’s (RNLN) Combat Support Ship (CSS) Den Helder on December 2. The cutting is the first of sixteen batches, totaling 7500 tonnes of steel in 180 sections. The steel cutting was supposed to take place in February next year. However, DSNS has brought the […]

  • 9 July 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Alewijnse Marine recently signed a contract with Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding for the installation activities, including of the military equipment, for the Royal Netherlands Navy’s (RNLN) new combat support ship, HNLMS Den Helder.

  • 25 May 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Alewijnse Marine is undertaking the assessment for the upcoming electrical refit that will be an important part of the mid-life refit of the Royal Netherlands Navy’s logistic support vessel HNLMS Pelikaan (A804). Alewijnse was awarded the contract by Damen Shipyards Den Helder in August last year and commenced work in January. The work is being […]

  • 15 April 2020

    Saab Seaeye, a subsidiary of Saab Underwater Systems AB, has received an order from the Dutch Defence Material Organisation (DMO) for deliveries of the Sea Wasp underwater vehicle system. As informed, the Sea Wasp systems to be delivered will be used by the Dutch Navy. With a base weight of only 75 kg, Sea Wasp […]

  • 12 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Netherlands defense ministry has awarded Dutch shipbuilder Damen a contract for the refit and upgrades of three Royal Netherlands Navy ships. As part of the midlife upkeep (MLU) contract, Damen Shipyards Den Helder will modernize support ship HNLMS Pelikaan, along with hydrographic survey vessels HNLMS Snellius and HNLMS Luymes. The scope of work that […]

  • 26 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Netherlands’ Defense Material Organization (DMO) procurement agency has awarded Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards Den Helder (DSDH) a contract to design, build and deliver a prototype expeditionary survey boat (ESB) for the Royal Netherlands Navy. The ESB is to be optimized for rapid environmental assessments and hydrographic surveys in harbors, river mouths, shallow waters, coastal […]

  • 12 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Netherlands Navy’s new combat support ship that will be delivered in 2023 will be named HNLMS Den Helder, the navy announced on November 9. As the name of the new ship was announced, the defense ministry also shared a 3D animation of the ship arriving at the Den Helder naval base. Barbara Visser, […]

  • 3 July 2018

    NATO’s Standing Maritime Group changed command in a ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal, on June 30. Commodore Mike Utley OBE formally handed over command of the SNMG2 to his Dutch counterpart Commodore Boudewijn G.F.M. Boots. This marked the end of a yearlong UK commitment leading SNMG2. Rear Admiral James Morley assumed Command of SNMG2 during a […]

  • 3 April 2018

    HNLMS Karel Doorman, the Royal Netherlands Navy’s multi-purpose amphibious ship, got underway from its Den Helder homeport on April 4 to join the NATO-led operation Sea Guardian. Karel Doorman will spend the next nine weeks patrolling the Mediterranean Sea monitoring patterns-of-life to detect suspicious activities at sea. In addition to maritime situational awareness, counter-terrorism operations […]

  • 20 March 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Netherlands Navy’s first upgraded Goalkeeper close-in weapon system recently passed its sea acceptance trials aboard landing platform dock HNLMS Johan de Witt, Thales – the company in charge of the system modernization – announced. The test came six years after the company was contracted for upkeep modifications in 2012. Goalkeeper proved its mettle against […]

  • 14 September 2017

    Instead of sending the largest ship in its fleet to a major international drill in the Baltic Sea, the Royal Dutch Navy has decided to cancel the participation and send HNLMS Karel Doorman to the Caribbean to support hurricane relief efforts. Karel Doorman was supposed to travel to the German naval base Warnemünde on September 15 to […]

  • 16 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Netherlands Navy (Koniklijke Marine) recently shared photos of its Walrus-class submarine HNLMS Zeeleeuw on a visit to the Dutch Caribbean Island of Curaçao. The second of overall four submarines in the class is visiting the Caribbean island for exercises with the Netherlands Marine Corps, according to the navy. In December 2015, Zeeleeuw became the first submarine […]

  • 20 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    HNLMS Karel Doorman, the largest ship in service with the Royal Netherlands Navy, has taken to sea again after receiving a new engine during a reparation that lasted for almost a year. The amphibious, multi-function support ship returned to the Den Helder base in April last year with a broken engine that needed to be replaced. […]

  • 22 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Royal Netherlands Navy’s logistic support vessel HNLMS Pelikaan is undergoing refit works at the naval base Parera in Willemstad, Curaçao, where it is expected to remain until April 2017. HNLMS Pelikaan was launched in 2006 in Galati, Romania, and sailed into Willemstad for the first time on 11 September 2006. Her arrival was welcomed by the […]

  • 11 October 2016

    The Royal Netherlands Navy said it has sent the Caribbean-stationed offshore patrol vessel HNLMS Holland and logistic support vessel HNLMS Pelikaan to Haiti in wake of the hurricane Mathew which has killed as many as 900 Haitians after it reached the Caribbean region on October 4. Holland headed to Haiti with a detachment of marines, a team of engineers, […]

  • 6 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    One of the two main engines of the Dutch Navy’s largest ship, HNLMS Karel Doorman, was seriously damaged and needs to be replaced. According to the country’s defense ministry, this operation, due to its complexity, will take around 8 months to be completed. The damage occurred March 10 while the amphibious operation support ship was […]

  • 10 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Netherlands Navy Commodore Rob Kramer visited U.S. Navy’s dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry during exercise Cold Response 2016 on March 8. Cold Response is a biennial Norwegian exercise featuring maritime, land and air operations to underscore NATO’s ability to defend against any threat in any environment. The U.S. Navy said that, while […]

  • 9 March 2016

    Dutch Navy’s HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën, in collaboration with the Caribbean Coast Guard, intercepted around 600 kilos of cocaine north of the Venezuelan coast, March 5. The intervention came shortly after the frigate’s first bust on its Caribbean deployment when the ship captured more than 400 kilograms of marijuana. This time, drugs were seized from two Venezuelan […]

  • 8 March 2016

    The Royal Netherlands Navy ship HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën seized more than 400 kilos of marijuana in the Caribbean last week. De Zeven Provinciën was joined by members of the US Coast Guard and the Belgian Navy Alouette III helicopter which is embarked on the Dutch frigate. The action was coordinated by the Bombardier Dash 8 Maritime Patrol Aircraft of the […]

  • 23 October 2015
    Equipment & technology

    A covered repair facility frequently used by the Royal Netherlands Navy has recently been acquired by Damen Shiprepair Harlingen (DSHl), part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion. The repair, blasting and paint hall previously belonged to Strametco Vastgoed BV. The hall is located on the DSHI yard premises and accessible via the yard’s ship lift. With the acquisition, […]

  • 21 May 2015

    The Royal Netherlands Navy intercepted a shipment of 6,000 kilos of marijuana in the Caribbean Sea. After a suspicious fishing vessel was spotted in the Caribbean by a USCG patrol aircraft, the Navy sent its patrol vessel Zr.Ms. Zeeland to conduct a routine inspection. Shortly after, the large amount of marijuana was found aboard the vessel […]

  • 21 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Damen Shiprepair & Conversion has recently won the contract for the life-prolonging maintenance and refit project of the Royal Netherlands Navy torpedo ship Zr Ms Mercuur. The ship, originally built at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding in 1987, will be refitted in order to make her suitable for a range of new tasks and assignments. The […]

  • 23 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Netherlands Navy took over command of Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1) yesterday morning in Den Helder, the Netherlands. The Lithuanian Navy Commander Giedrius Premeneckas handed over command of SNMCMG1 to Dutch Navy Commander Peter A.J. Bergen Henegouwen during a brief ceremony conducted by NATO Allied Maritime Command’s Deputy Chief of Staff Operations, Commodore Arian Minderhoud. […]

  • 2 May 2014
    Training & Education

    On April 17th, a boarding team of HNLMS Evertsen of the Dutch Navy boarded BigLift’s Happy Dragon in a drill against piracy. The drill took place in the Gulf of Aden.   HNLMS Evertsen and Happy Dragon met out at sea to practice a so-called boarding operation. Happy Dragon assumed the part of a captured […]

  • 22 April 2014
    Training & Education

    The Royal Netherlands Navy’s submarine, HNLMS Walrus, paid a visit to the Port of Tyne over the Easter weekend, according to the Shields Gazette.   This is the first time in 10 years that a submarine has visited the Port’s Northumbrian Quay. The submarine was not opened to the public during her four-day stay and […]

  • 11 March 2014
    Authorities, Industry news

    Dutch Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert has christened HNLMS Karel Doorman (A388), a multi-function support ship of the Royal Netherlands Navy intended for amphibious operations.   The christening ceremony was held in Vlissingen, a city in the southwestern Netherlands, on March 8th. Having been christened, the 204.7m-long  vessel will proceed to sea trials in May. Majority of […]