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  • 8 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Germany’s Kiel Week is the largest sailing event in the world held annually in the last complete week in June. This year, the event will start June 18 and finish June 26. Apart from numerous boats taking part in races, the event is graced by a number of German and international navy vessels. German Naval […]

  • 20 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Cardigan Bay on May 18 joined NATO’s Standing Maritime Group (SNMG 2) sailing in Southern European waters. The Bay-class landing ship deck auxiliary is 176.6 m long and a displaces about 16,000 t. It has the capability to operate several types of helicopters and is equipped with small rafts for shallow water […]

  • 10 May 2016
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    Dutch Navy’s air defense and command frigate HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën (F802) intercepted 320 kilos of drugs in the Caribbean Sea between Venezuela and Jamaica. Four suspected drug smugglers were arrested during the operation. A Caribbean Coast Guard maritime patrol aircraft discovered a small, fast-sailing ‘go-fast’ vessel and informed the frigate. De Zeven Provinciën then […]

  • 21 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    Belgian Navy’s multi-purpose frigate Louise Marie F931 has returned to its homeport in Zeebrugge, Belgium, after undergoing modernization in the Netherlands. The frigate was docked in Den Helder, where she was fitted with new weapons and communications. BNS Louise Marie will now be performing operational and readiness tests. According to the Belgian Navy, the ship should […]

  • 13 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Netherlands Navy, Police, Port of Rotterdam authority and other Dutch agencies are taking part in exercise ‘Port Defender’ in Rotterdam. Special navy and police forces are practicing harbor protection against major incidents and terror threats. The two-day exercise started April 12 at the Wilhelminapier where the Dutch Navy landing platform dock ship HNLMS Rotterdam will […]

  • 16 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Images: 2016 Bundeswehr (German Navy) The Royal Netherlands Navy joint support ship HNLMS Karel Doorman entered Warnemünde, Germany on March 13 to train with the “Seebataillon”, the German Navy’s marine unit based in naval base Eckernförde. The Seebataillon demonstrated its capabilities on March 14 by carrying out vehicle and personnel evacuation drills as well as the boarding […]

  • 10 March 2016
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    The Netherlands Navy’s Joint Logistic Support Ship HNLMS Karel Doorman will enter Warnemünde, Germany on March 12 to mark the start of the Dutch-German joint support ship use. The 204.7-meter ship, biggest in the Dutch Navy, will host mutual exercises between the two countries. Soldiers of both countries will take part in evacuation and boarding exercises which will take place both […]

  • 5 February 2016
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    The Letter of Intent, signed February 4 between the Netherlands and Germany, breaks the ground for the development of the Joint Support Ship initiative and the amphibious operation capability. Germany is thereby acquiring new capabilities while the Dutch Navy is enabled to equip its ships more efficiently. Defence ministers of the two nations signed the […]

  • 22 January 2016
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    ScottishPower Renewables and Vatenfall, two windfarm developers, discovered an uncharted wreck of a WWI German submarine which went missing in 1915. The wreck discovered within the East Anglia Zone is 57.6 metres in length, 4.1 metres in width and 4.6 metres in height and the bow appears to be facing south. Damage was observed at the bow and […]

  • 27 November 2015
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    The six ships of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group ONE (SNMCMG1) arrived in London for a routine port visit on Thursday, November 26, 2015. SNMCMG1 is visiting London as part of the Group’s deployment to enhance maritime security and NATO’s readiness in the region. Under the command of the Royal Netherlands Navy Commander Peter Bergen […]

  • 25 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After a 4 month-deployment in the Caribbean, the Netherlands Navy’s multi-purpose Frigate HNLMS Van Amstel arrived to Den Helder on September 23. The ship has been deployed on anti-drug operations and coastguard duties in the Caribbean. Working in collaboration with an American Law Enforcement Detachment, the Dutch Navy vessels conducted anti-drug tasks in the Caribbean. The boarding team had access to […]

  • 14 September 2015
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    Dutch Navy warship, HNLMS Groningen, carried out her first friendly approach (FA) with local Somali fishermen on Friday, September 11, since she joined Operation Atalanta. The warship was conducting counter-piracy patrols along the Somali coast as part of the European Union’s efforts to help make the waters in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden […]

  • 5 May 2015
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    On Friday, May 1, the seven ships of Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1), under the command of Dutch Navy Commander Peter A.J. Bergen Henegouwen, arrived in the port of Göteborg for a routine port visit. The flagship of SNMCMG1 is FGS DONAU, an ELBE-class German tender. The mine hunters assigned include BNS LOBELIA […]

  • 13 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Groups ONE and TWO (SNMCMG1, SNMCMG2) ships are in Scotland for the UK-led Exercise Joint Warrior 15-1. SNMG2, led by U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Brad Williamson, comprised of the flagship USS Vicksburg, HMCS Fredericton, TCG Goksu, and FGS Spessart are in Faslane. SNMCMG2, led by […]

  • 29 January 2015
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    As part of Baltic Sea tasks, the Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE provided a short update on the group’s operations. The Belgian minehunter Lobelia (M921), integrated in SNMCMG1, conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the German Navy’s Elbe-class replenishment ship FGS Donau. The vessels met in the Baltic Sea yesterday, January 28. BNS Lobelia later engaged in a manoeuvre […]

  • 20 November 2014
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    Seven ships of Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1), under command of Lithuanian Navy Commander Giedrius Premeneckas, arrived in London for a routine port visit. SNMCMG1 is visiting London as part of the Group’s deployment to enhance maritime security and NATO’s readiness in the region. This marks the first time that the Lithuanian Navy […]

  • 17 November 2014
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    US Coast Guard Cutter Alligator offloaded approximately $5.1 million, estimated wholesale value, of cocaine Thursday at Sector St. Petersburg, Florida. The cocaine was seized in support of Operation Caribe Venture. During a routine patrol on Nov. 3, a Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine aircraft detected a 25-foot “go-fast” vessel in the […]

  • 17 October 2014
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    This morning, the eight ships of Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1), under the leadership of Lithuanian Navy Commander Giedrius Premeneckas, arrived in Belfast for a routine port visit, having just concluded participation in the UK-led Exercise JOINT WARRIOR. SNMCMG1’s flagship, the Lithuanian Minelayer LNS JOTVINGIS, is leading the Group’s minehunters: the Polish Navy’s […]

  • 9 October 2014
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    Exercise Joint Warrior, Europe’s largest military exercise, has begun off the coast of Scotland with involvement from 22 ships and submarines. The exercise happens twice a year and is hosted in the UK involving the three Armed Forces and a number of nations to practise how they all work together. As well as the vast number […]

  • 6 October 2014
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    On Friday morning, Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1), under the leadership of Lithuanian Navy Commander Giedrius Premeneckas, arrived in Faslane, the United Kingdom, for a routine port visit in advance of the Royal Navy-led Exercise JOINT WARRIOR. SNMCMG1’s flagship, the Lithuanian Minelayer LNS JOTVINGIS, is leading the Group’s minehunters: the Polish Navy’s ORP FLAMING, […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    On August 29, Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1), under the leadership of Lithuanian Navy Commander Giedrius Premeneckas, arrived in Turku, Finland, for a routine port visit in advance of the Finnish Navy-led Exercise NORTHERN COASTS.   SNMCMG1 is visiting Turku during the Group’s deployment to the Baltic to enhance maritime security and NATO’s readiness […]

  • 8 August 2014
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    Lithuania is now in command of Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE.   German Navy Commander Gunther Brassel handed over command of SNMCMG1 to Lithuanian Navy Commander Giedrius Premeneckas during a brief ceremony on Thursday, 7 August, 2014. The ceremony was conducted by NATO Allied Maritime Command’s Deputy Chief of Staff Submarines, Rear Admiral Robert […]

  • 25 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The crew of the Portsmouth-based Coast Guard Cutter Northland is scheduled to return to Base Portsmouth Thursday evening following a 63-day patrol deployment in the Caribbean Sea in support of Operation Martillo and Caribe Venture.   While on patrol, on July 8, the Northland detected the suspicious 68-foot motor vessel An-Nur transiting the Caribbean Sea […]

  • 1 May 2014
    Training & Education

    HNLMS Groningen left the port of Den Helder on April 28th bound for the Caribbean, where the patrol vessel will operate as guard ship. On the way there, the crew of HNLMS Groningen will carry out a strenuous exercise programme.   In Lisbon, HNLMS Groningen will train with other countries that take part in the […]

  • 27 March 2014

    The Dutch Navy’s Holland-class offshore patrol vessel takes fuel from a Fast Fleet Tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Service RFA Wave Knight in the Caribbean Sea.   The Dutch patrol vessel is deployed to the Caribbean Sea since February, to aid to counter-smuggling operations together with US Coast Guard’s Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squardron (HITRON) […]

  • 18 March 2014

    The Royal Netherlands’ Navy Holland-class offshore patrol vessel HNLMS Zeeland entering Aruba mid March.   Built at the Damen Schelde shipyard in Vlissingen, HNLMS Zeeland is a new addition to Dutch Navy’s fleet, commissioned in August 2013. The vessel is deployed to the Caribbean Sea since February, to aid to counter-smuggling operations together with US […]