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  • 4 November 2014

    On Sunday 2 November 2014, EU Naval Force warship, HNLMS van Speijk, came to the assistance of Somali seafarers, after their boat suffered severe engine problems out to sea. The Royal Netherlands Navy warship had been carrying out a friendly approach with local fishermen when the warship’s Boarding Team sighted the stricken vessel. The men on […]

  • 29 October 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    On Thursday 23 October HNLMS van Speijk hosted a group of sixteen students from the East African Standby Forces (EASF) of the African Union. HNLMS Van Speijk was berthed in front of the Seychelles Coast Guard Headquarters and the Dutch warship’s commanding officer welcomed the EASF students on board. The EASF officers, who hail from […]

  • 3 January 2018

    Dutch Navy frigate HNLMS Van Speijk intercepted 1,600 kilos of cocaine during a New Year’s Eve operation in the Caribbean region. The drugs were discovered on a Tanzanian flagged merchant ship en route to the Dominican Republic. An embarked NH-90 detected the suspicious ship prompting a US Coast Law Enforcement Detachment team to board the vessel. […]

  • 17 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Multipurpose frigate HNLMS Van Speijk left the port of Den Helder for Somalia. The ship will be taking part in the Ocean Shield counterpiracy mission.The Van Speijk has 168 military personnel on board, including a heavily armed specialist team of marines. These marines have been trained for boarding suspect ships. HNLMS Van Speijk is the […]

  • 4 September 2014

    EU Naval Force warship HNLMS Van Speijk has carried out her first friendly approach in the Gulf of Aden. Following a routine logistical stop in Djibouti, HNLMS Van Speijk was assigned to patrol in the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC), monitoring merchant traffic and safeguarding shipping.   Whilst patrolling the IRTC, the Dutch frigate’s boarding […]

  • 13 November 2014

    On the 9th of November, EU Naval Force Warship HNLMS Van Speijk was honored by the visit of the Commander of the Royal Netherlands Navy, Lieutenant-General Rob Verkerk. The purpose of his visit was to meet his personnel in theatre and to achieve this the General came on board for an overnight stay. Lieutenant-General Verkerk […]

  • 25 November 2014
    Training & Education

    During their recent port visit to Djibouti, Dutch warship HNLMS van Speijk hosted a visit from the Committee for Civilian Aspects of Crisis Management, or CIVCOM, which is an advisory body within the European Union dealing with crisis management. The delegation consisted, amongst others, of sixteen CIVCOM country representatives and the Head of Operations from […]

  • 10 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Between 6 – 7 September, the EU Force Commander, Rear Admiral Guido Rando took the opportunity to embark HNLMS Van Speijk and BNS Leopold I.   Both frigates recently joined the EU Naval Force to conduct EU counter-piracy operations and they will remain in the area of operations off the coast of Somalia until early […]

  • 27 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    HNLMS Van Speijk, the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) multipurpose frigate, arrived on the African east coast for her participation within the EU Naval Force.   However, before entering the area of operations further preparation was necessary: additional specific training for the mission and the integration of all attached units on board had to be executed. Integration […]

  • 6 August 2013
    Training & Education

    On Monday, 29 July 2013, the Dutch frigate HNLMS VAN SPEIJK, part of NATO’s counter-piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD, conducted a maritime exercise together with the Seychelles Coast Guard, focusing on search and rescue operations and enhancing coordination and cooperation between the Coast Guard and NATO warships patrolling the Indian Ocean. To share knowledge, skills and training with […]

  • 14 August 2013

    On Monday, 12 August 2013, the Dutch frigate HNLMS VAN SPEIJK concluded more than two months deployment in support of NATO’s counter-piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD and began her voyage back to the Netherlands. VAN SPEIJK joined OCEAN SHIELD just days before Commodore Henning Amundsen took command of NATO’s counter-piracy mission in Djibouti on 7 June. […]

  • 8 August 2013
    Training & Education

    The Dutch Frigate HNLMS Van Speijk, part of NATO’s counter-piracy Operation Ocean Shield, ensured the safe passage of the cargo vessel Maersk McKinney Moller, currently the world’s largest ship, as it transited the Gulf of Aden on Monday (5 August 2013). The 400-metre long, 165,000 ton commercial ship is on its maiden voyage from Asia […]

  • 4 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On 30 November 2014 Royal Netherlands Navy warship, HNLMS Van Speijk and Belgian Navy warship, BNS Leopold I, completed their tour of duty with the EU Naval Force off the coast of Somalia. HNLMS Van Speijk joined the EU Naval Force on 24th August and during the last three months she has completed a range […]

  • 13 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Chilean Navy will likely acquire the remaining two Dutch Karel Dorman-class (M-frigates) frigates as they retire from the Royal Netherlands Navy’s service, following the signing of a letter of intent (LoI) between the two sides. The LoI was signed during the visit of Dutch defense procurement organization director Vice Admiral Arie Jan de Waard to Chile. […]

  • 7 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    EU NAVFOR Warship HNLMS Van Speijk escorted the World Food Programme (WFP) chartered vessel from 21-25 September before handing over to FGS Berlin allowing the Dutch Frigate to proceed north whilst the German Auxiliary Fleet Support vessel continued the escort from 26-29 September. “The broad range of capabilities of our ship makes it possible to […]

  • 16 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    During her recent port visit to Djibouti to replenish food and spare parts, Dutch frigate HNLMS Van Speijk, took the opportunity to assist EUCAP Nestor in delivering practical training for Somali students who are currently completing a port control course. After the warship arrived in Djibouti, the students and EUCAP Nestor trainers were welcomed on […]

  • 19 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    EU Naval Force Dutch frigate, HNLMS Van Speijk, has escorted a World Food Programme (WFP) vessel along the Somali coast to keep it safe from a potential pirate attack. The WFP ship was carrying food such as soya, cooking oil and flour from Mombasa in Kenya to the Somali port of Kismayo. The food will […]

  • 10 November 2017

    The Royal Netherlands Navy offshore patrol vessel HNLMS Zeeland concluded her deployment to the Dutch overseas territories in the Caribbean, returning to her homeport in Den Helder on Friday. The Holland-class vessel spent four months stationed in the region as part of a rotational Dutch Navy deployment to the Caribbean. HNLMS Zeeland’s most important mission […]

  • 9 July 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The NATO-led anti submarine warfare (ASW) exercise Dynamic Mongoose 2018 concluded off the coast of Norway on July 6. Ships, submarines, aircraft and personnel from 8 allied nations converged on the North Atlantic Ocean while host nation Norway provided support from the Harstad and Narvik harbors as well as Andoya air base. Participating ships included […]

  • 26 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    NATO’s second annual anti-submarine warfare exercise Dynamic Mongoose kicked off on Monday off the coast of Norway. The Norway-hosted Norwegian Sea exercise follows its Mediterranean counterpart – Dynamic Manta – which took place off Italy in March. Dynamic Mongoose will be taking place from June 25 to July 6, and will see the participation of […]

  • 6 September 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from NATO’s Standing Maritime Group One (SNMG1) wrapped up a four-day visit to New York on September 3 after previously completing their first series of training events since arriving in the US. The ships are now headed for Halifax, Canada, where they will be part of a 22-ship strong anti-submarine warfare exercise called Cutlass […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 June 2013
    Training & Education

    Fourteen Indian sailors are now safe, after pirates, who took control of their cargo vessel yesterday morning (5 June 2013) in the Gulf of Aden, abandoned the attack hours later after EU Naval Force warship HSwMS Carlskrona, together with NATO counter piracy Dutch warship HNLMS Van Speijk, closed in. This type of cargo vessel, known as […]

  • 18 June 2013

    Rear Admiral Antonio Natale, Italian Navy, handed over command of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) on Saturday, 15 June 2013 to Rear Admiral Eugenio Díaz Del Río, Spanish Navy, concluding a very successful six-month NATO deployment. The ceremony, presided over by Vice Admiral Peter Hudson, NATO’s Maritime Commander, took place at the Aksaz Naval […]

  • 11 December 2013

    Commander of Standing NATO Maritime Group ONE (SNMG1), Commodore Henning Amundsen handed over command of NATO’s counter-piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD task force (CTF-508) at one minute past midnight December 7 to Rear-Admiral Eugenio Diaz Del Rio, Commander SNMG2. The two commanders and staffs met and conducted handover aboard SNMG1 flagship HNoMS FRIDTJOF NANSEN. During the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 March 2012
    Training & Education

    On 19 March 2012, the multipurpose frigate HNLMS Van Amstel left its home base of Den Helder for Somalia. The ship is set to take part in Operation Atalanta, the European Union’s counter-piracy mission. Before departure, family and friends of the crew said their farewells on board the ship. In the coming months, the frigate […]