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  • 2 July 2012

    Two days after HNLMS Evertsen released a hijacked dhow, the small ship sailed home today. Very grateful, the saved seafarers said goodbye to the flagship of the NATO counter-piracy operation Ocean Shield. “Of course we are here because of the importance of the sea lanes of communications and their relevance to global economy”, states NATO’s […]

  • 28 June 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors from a Portsmouth warship have made a sea pilgrimage to the spot where their predecessors died. And they were joined by emotional descendants of the people their predecessors tried to save. The crew of HMS Diamond stood in silence at dawn to mark the sinking of the old HMS Diamond 60 miles north of […]

  • 28 June 2012

    The deployment of a Dutch military security team for the protection of World Food Programme transports to Somalia will be extended by a maximum of 3 months. That was the upshot of a letter sent to the House of Representatives on behalf of the Government by Minister of Foreign Affairs Rosenthal and Minister of Defence […]

  • 25 June 2012
    Training & Education

    The Portsmouth-based ship visited Kiel for a week from June 17, joining in the huge maritime event attended by 50 countries, 2000 yachts and pleasure craft and more than 5,000 yachtsmen and women. Before joining in the celebrations, members of the ship’s company including Commanding Officer Commander Tom Sharpe, two platoons and the ship’s guard […]

  • 31 May 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    Dutch Defence Minister Hans Hillen had a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Dr. Ismet Yilmaz in Istanbul last week. The Defence ministers signed a statement aimed at enhancing the military cooperation between the two NATO allies. Mr Hillen subsequently paid a visit to the frigate HNLMS Evertsen, which was moored in the Bosporus to mark […]

  • 1 May 2012
    Industry news, Training & Education

    An enhanced helicopter facility has opened at HMS Raleigh to help with the training of British and NATO warships off the coast of Devon and Cornwall. In their distinctive blue livery, two Dauphin helicopters which serve the RN’s premier training organisation are parked on new landing pads at HMS Raleigh. This is the new and […]

  • 27 April 2012
    Training & Education

    On Monday 23 April Dutch warship HNLMS Van Amstel, who is participating in the EU’s counter piracy mission – Operation Atalanta, hosted a media event during a port visit to Dar es Salaam.  The successful media event was organized to highlight the EU Naval Force’s (EU NAVFOR) efforts to fight against piracy along the East […]

  • 26 April 2012
    Training & Education

    RFA Fort Victoria conducted a ceremony to mark the loss of the Titanic while working with the Combined Task Force in the Gulf of Aden. At sunset a moment of silence was held to remember the 1,517 lives lost, which took place 100 years ago to the day. The event was attended by the Commander […]

  • 16 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Three “blue-nosed” Reservists from HMS Sherwood in Nottingham have returned from a major exercise inside the Arctic Circle The biggest war game of the winter, involving 16,000 service men and women from 12 nations, was played out amid the Norwegian fjords and mountains in the harshest of winter weather conditions. Logisticians CPO Martin and AB […]

  • 5 April 2012
    Training & Education

    In the morning of Tuesday 3 April, the two pilots of a crashed aircraft were rescued by the on-board Lynx helicopter of the guard ship HNLMS Amsterdam. The aircraft in question, a twin-engine Beechcraft, had made an emergency landing in the sea about 20 miles north-east of Aruba. The navy vessel had been alerted by […]

  • 30 March 2012

    “Not only must we tackle the pirates at sea, when they are ready to strike, but also on land, where their criminal networks are based. In that way, we – and not the pirates – will gain the initiative”, argued Minister of Defence Hans Hillen in Brussels during a meeting with his European Union counterparts […]

  • 22 March 2012
    Training & Education

      While conducting sea-trials, the new patrol vessel HNLMS Holland returned a Dutch trophy from the Second Anglo-Dutch War (1665-1667) to British soil. The stern piece of the English flagship HMS Royal Charles was temporarily transferred to the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, U.K. on 15 March 2012. This was done in the presence of […]

  • 21 March 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Norway’s ruler watched the climax of winter war games in the Arctic as Britain’s flagship laid on a beach demonstration. King Harald V was guest of honour in remote Malangen Fjord, between Harstad and Tromsø, as Royal Marines of 42 Commando and their Dutch counterparts were put ashore by the assault ship. In the distance, […]

  • 8 March 2012
    Training & Education

    Dutch military security teams which will be traveling on board merchant vessels will be using the port of Singapore as their base, for instance for the storage of weapons and ammunition. On behalf of Minister Hillen, the Commander of the Royal Netherlands Navy, Vice Admiral Matthieu Borsboom signed an agreement to that effect in Singapore […]

  • 1 March 2012
    Training & Education

    In February 2012, at and around the US Marine Corps base Camp Lejeune, approximately 12,000 military personnel and 24 ships from 9 different countries participated in the largest US amphibious exercise since 2001. Among the participants in Bold Alligator were 2 Dutch units from the Caribbean region, namely 32 Infantry Company of the RNLN Marine […]

  • 16 February 2012
    Training & Education

    Britain’s flagship paid a surprise visit to the German port of Kiel when ice stopped her sailing into Hamburg. The threat of being stuck on the Elbe thanks to the cold snap dominating Europe led to HMS Bulwark visiting the home of the German Fleet instead as she begins her winter deployment. Ice on the […]

  • 30 November 2011

    On 28 November HNLMS ZUIDERKRUIS, the Dutch Fast Combat Support Ship, left EU NAVFOR Operation ATALANTA to return to her home port in Den Helder. After approximately three months under the Command of the EU NAVFOR and in total 36 years serving in the Royal Netherlands Navy the supply ship will be decommissioned after returning […]

  • 28 October 2011
    Research & Development

    A Royal Netherlands Navy submarine, HNLMS K XVI, which went down in 1941 with its 36-man crew, six of whom of Indonesian nationality, has been found. Following up a tip-off in October 2011 by a local fisherman who had spotted a wreck, an Australian-Singaporean team of amateur scuba divers discovered the Dutch World Warr II […]

  • 5 October 2011

      This is a 2,000lb mine sitting at the bottom of the Mediterranean, nearly 500ft down, off the Libyan port of Tobruk.Today it is no more, a legacy of the Gaddafi regime blown up by HMS Bangor during a concerted search of harbours in eastern Libya. After spending much of her time off Misrata helping […]

  • 23 September 2011

      Standing ready in sight of the Libyan shore, HMS Bangor remains ready to tackle any mine threat. The British minehunter has been operating to the east of the country, outside of the ports of Benghazi and Brega. Along with units from nations including the Netherlands, Bangor has been making sure these ports are free […]

  • 14 July 2011

      Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) and Continuing Promise 2011 (CP11) departed Guatemala, July 11, after 10 days of medical, dental and veterinary care, engineering support and subject matter expert exchanges. Comfort’s crew manned three medical and two engineering sites spread around the Puerto San Jose area, with biomedical engineers and […]

  • 21 June 2011

      After three months ensuring the people of Misrata receive humanitarian aid by keeping their port open, HMS Brocklesby has completed her Libyan mission. But there is no let-up in the international effort supporting the free peoples of Libya – and bringing pressure to bear on the Gaddafi regime – with HMS Bangor taking Brocklesby’s […]

  • 13 June 2011
    Training & Education

      Second phase of the BALTOPS-2011 joint naval exercise is conducted in the Baltic Sea near Bornholm Island; Russian Navy is represented by Baltic Fleet (BF) large landing ship Minsk under command of Capt 2 rank Alexander Morgen. The active phase is to continue until June 16 in four regions of the Baltic Sea; participants […]

  • 12 May 2011
    Industry news

      Damen Shipyards Galati hosted on 21-st of April 2011 the launching ceremony of patrol ship “GRONINGEN”. The vessel is the second of this type built in Damen shipyard and the forth from a series of vessels made for the Dutch Royal Navy. Equipped with advanced integrated automation, alarm and monitoring systems and dynamic position […]

  • 21 April 2011
    Training & Education

      A major maritime exercise recently ended with a bang, when minehunter vessels participating in Exercise Joint Warrior 2011, hosted by the Royal Navy off the northwest coast of Scotland, encountered two pieces of Second World War ordnance. The Mine Counter-Measures (MCM) force, consisting of minehunters from the UK, Netherlands and Norway, discovered the unexploded ordnance lying […]