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  • 3 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Whilst departing from the port of Salalah, Oman, after a brief logistic stop, the EU’s counter-piracy flagship, ESPS Méndez Núñez enjoyed a brief rendezvous with fellow EU Naval Force warship HNLMS De Ruyter, who was about to enter the Omani port. ESPS Méndez Núñez did a ‘pass-by’ on the port side of the Dutch warship, […]

  • 26 February 2013
    Training & Education

    On Monday 25 February Dutch EU Naval Force frigate HNLMS De Ruyter transferred nine suspected pirates to the Seychelles authorities for prosecution.  The transfers happened after HNLMS De Ruyter, who was conducting counter piracy patrols, stopped two skiffs on 19 February 120 nautical miles off the Somali Coast and apprehended nine suspected pirates on board. […]

  • 29 March 2013
    Training & Education

    On the morning of 27 March, the helicopter of Dutch EU Naval Force warship HNLMS De Ruyter landed on the flight deck of the Spanish EU Naval Force vessel ESPS Rayo, becoming the first helicopter from another Operation Atalanta unit to land on the Spanish warship. This helicopter landing occurred as the two ships conducted […]

  • 19 January 2012

    Air defence and command frigate HNLMS De Ruyter left her home port of Den Helder on 12 January to serve as the flagship for Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1). This NATO maritime group will be under Dutch command for a year from 23 January. On that day, Dutch Commodore Ben Bekkering will take over […]

  • 20 February 2013

     On 19 February, HNLMS De Ruyter, has stopped the activities of a group of suspected pirates approximately 120 nautical miles east of Eyl off the coast of Somalia. Nine suspected pirates were apprehended and taken on board of the De Ruyter. The Dutch frigate that is deployed with the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) […]

  • 14 October 2011
    Training & Education

    The Dutch Navy’s HNLMS De Ruyter (F804), one of four De Zeven Provinciën-class air-defence and command frigates (LCF) docked in… (afloat) [mappress] Source: afloat, October 14, 2011

  • 29 March 2013
    Training & Education

    Whilst operating in the Gulf of Aden as a part of the EU Naval Force counter-piracy mission, Operation Atalanta, the Dutch frigate HNLMS De Ruyter has refueled from the US auxiliary ship USNS Medgar Evers. The refueling was conducted via a Replenishment at Sea (RAS), an impressive event requiring  constant attention from the crews of […]

  • 25 September 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The biennial multinational naval exercise NAIAS 2018 came to a close on September 21, after a week of maneuvers in the Aegean Sea. Participating units trained in multi-threat warfare events, including anti-asymmetric warfare, maritime interdiction and counter-terrorist events. The scenario of NAIAS 18 reflected the contemporary challenges threatening the maritime security. Units from Greece, Egypt, Albania, […]

  • 1 August 2016
    Authorities

    Dutch Navy’s De Zeven Provincien-class frigate HNLMS De Ruyter will be taking over as flagship of the NATO mission in the Aegean Sea in September 2016. The German Navy said the Dutch ship would take place of the frigate FGS Karlsruhe which is currently at the helm of the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 conducting […]

  • 30 January 2013

    The Royal Netherlands Airforce’s newest helicopter, the NH-90, is on its way to Somalia on board HNLMS De Ruyter. It is the first overseas mission in which the maritime on-board helicopter will take part. Although in its current configuration it will not be able to carry out all mission tasks, the NH-90 will make an […]

  • 27 February 2014
    Training & Education

    The Royal Dutch Navy’s ship HNMLS De Zeven Provincien made a stop in Rotterdam on February 19th, but had no for a port visit due to its five-day maintenance at Keppel Verlome yard.   HNLMS De Zeven Provincien is the first ship of the De Zeven Provincien-class air defence and command frigates in service with […]

  • 10 April 2013
    Training & Education

    On Saturday 6 April Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte visited frigate HNLMS De Ruyter which is currently deployed with the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia.  For the visit, the Prime Minister was accompanied by his Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert and the Chief of Defence General Tom Middendorp. […]

  • 10 May 2013
    Training & Education

    On May 4 2013 the EU Naval Force Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft from the Spanish Air Force and based in Djibouti, flew far out to sea to the Dutch frigate HNLMS De Ruyter, to deliver spare parts for her NH90 helicopter. With EU Naval Force’s counter piracy patrol area covering over 2 million square […]

  • 23 January 2013

    The frigate HNLMS De Ruyter left her home port of Den Helder for counterpiracy operations in the waters around Somalia. For this mission, the EU’s Operation Atalanta, the ship is carrying the new NH-90 helicopter, which will see its first operational deployment. The air defence and command frigate has extensive command & control, communications and […]

  • 5 May 2013
    Training & Education

    During an all hands on deck ceremony, the Commanding Officer of HNLMS De Ruyter, Harold Liebregs complimented Queen Beatrix on her 33 year reign.  He also wished the new King, Willem-Alexander best wishes for the future.  The ceremony was closed by a driewerf hoezee for both Princess Beatrix and King Willem-Alexander. [mappress] NavalToday Staff, May […]

  • 10 December 2015
    Authorities

    The Royal Netherlands Navy’s De Zeven Provinciën-class air defence frigate HNLMS Tromp docked in Rotterdam December 9. The frigate arrived at Rotterdam’s Wilhelmina Pier to mark the 350th anniversary of the Netherlands Marine Corps, held December 10, 2015. The anniversary is marked by a parade which will be attended by the King of the Netherlands, […]

  • 29 October 2013
    Training & Education

    The harbour phase of the maritime part of the Steadfast Jazz exercise is well underway in Gdynia, Poland. Dutch command ship HNLMS De Ruyter, Italian destroyer ITS Duilio, six ships of the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) and the British minehunter HMS Ledbury are now preparing for the Maritime Live Exercise to begin […]

  • 20 June 2016
    Authorities

    The Royal Netherlands Navy frigate De Zeven Provinciën returned to her home port of Den Helder today following a five-month deployment to the Caribbean Sea. The lead ship of the De Zeven Provinciën-class frigates intercepted a total of four ships and about 1570 kilos of drugs. Three interceptions resulted in hauling 850 kilos of cocaine and […]

  • 25 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US-led live-fire integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) exercise Formidable Shield 2017 got underway on Sunday at the UK’s Hebrides Range in the vicinity of the Western Isles of Scotland. More than 14 ships, 10 aircraft, and approximately 3,300 personnel from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States are […]

  • 7 January 2019
    Authorities

    The Royal Netherlands Navy’s air defense and command frigate HNLMS Evertsen got underway from her homeport in Den Helder on January 5 to become the flagship of NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 (SNMG 2). Evertsen will spend the next six months in the Mediterranean and Black Seas patrolling the region, contributing to the maritime situational awareness […]

  • 27 September 2017
    Authorities

    The Peruvian Navy decommissioned its long-time flagship B.A.P. Almirante Grau after 45 years of service during a ceremony on September 26. B.A.P. Almirante Grau was replaced as fleet flagship by B.A.P. Montero, a Carvajal-class frigate built by Servicio Industrial de la Marina (SIMA) and commissioned into the navy in 1984. On the occasion, B.A.P. Montero was renamed to B.A.P. […]

  • 26 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Ten Royal Netherlands Navy vessels will be fitted with sixteen Optimarin Ballast Systems (OBS) by 2017, the company responsible for the installation of the systems announced May 26. Dutch Defence Material Organization has awarded three contracts to Golten Worldwide and its Green Technologies business unit for the engineering and turnkey installation of the systems. Landing Platform Dock (LPD) vessels […]

  • 5 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Shortly after dawn the alarm breaks the silence on board HNLMS De Ruyter as the crew of the flagship prepare to head out to sea. After months of planning, a week in port and some final preparations during the pre-sail conference, everyone is focused and excited about what is going to happen in the coming […]

  • 3 July 2018
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 16 March 2017
    Authorities

    German Navy’s anti-submarine warfare Type F123 frigate FGS Brandenburg is set to deploy to NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) to relieve another German frigate, the Type F124 FGS Sachsen, as flagship of the task force. The lead ship in the class of four German Navy F123 frigates, FGS Brandenburg is scheduled to leave her homeport […]

  • 8 December 2016
    Authorities

    German Navy’s air-defense frigate FGS Sachsen will depart its homeport to become the new flagship of NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2. Sachsen will be taking the place of Dutch De Zeven Provincien-class frigate HNLMS De Ruyter which has been at the helm of SNMG2 since September this year. The lead ship of the F124 class of […]

  • 3 July 2014
    Authorities

    A visit to HMAS Stirling by Colonel Harold Jacobs, Defence Attaché for Australia and New Zealand at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, provided the Royal Australian Navy with the opportunity to return some World War II Netherlands artefacts.   Three of the four artefacts are ship’s Bridge voice pipes, from the six […]

  • 7 December 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from NATO’s Standing Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) trained with Egyptian Navy vessels after concluding a visit to the Egyptian Navy base in Alexandria on December 4. Although hampered by the weather conditions, the passing exercise consisted of a tactical maneuvering exercise, helicopter operations, replenishment practice and enhanced interoperability between the NATO and Egyptian Navy […]

  • 30 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After concluding a visit to the Algerian port of Algiers last week, NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) arrived in Marmaris, Turkey, for a port call on November 27. The group is conducting the visits after resuming regular Mediterranean Sea patrols following their participation in NATO’s major exercise Trident Juncture 18 which took place off the […]