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  • 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 […]

  • 27 June 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The new Royal Netherlands Navy vessel HNLMS Karel Doorman will set sail for the first time on Tuesday, July 1st at Den Helder naval port.   HNLMS Karel Doorman conducted her first sea trials on Sunday, June 22, at the Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding’s (DSNS) Vlissingen yard. On Wednesday, June 25, the vessel performed its […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 August 2013

    On August 11, Dutch supply ship HNLMS Amsterdam, equipped with an on-board NH90 helicopter, set sail for the Caribbean from the port of Den Helder. In the next 4 months, HNLMS Amsterdam will serve as a guard ship and be deployed to intercept drug transports and support the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard. The ship will […]

  • 1 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Netherlands Navy frigate HNLMS Tromp recently took a short break from her counter-piracy patrols with a port visit to the Seychelles where she carried out routine maintenance and restocked with food and other essential goods. HNLMS Tromp sailors took the opportunity to conduct training exercises with the local Seychellois coastguard during the visit. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 17 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    German special forces have returned to training aboard the biggest ship in the Royal Netherlands Navy’s fleet after it spent almost a year undergoing engine repairs. HNLMS Karel Doorman returned to sea in April this year after completing repairs at the Den Helder base. The ship’s engine issues caused a pause in the maritime collaboration […]

  • 10 December 2015

    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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 September 2013
    Training & Education

    After a successful deployment in the Caribbean of 4 months, HNLMS Holland put into its home port of Den Helder, where the families, friends and colleagues of the crew had gathered on the quayside to welcome them home. While on deployment, the ship was on duty as the Royal Netherlands Navy guard ship for the Caribbean. […]

  • 3 October 2013
    Industry news

    The Royal Netherlands Navy ships HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën and HNLMS Friesland are currently moored in St. Petersburg for the NEVA maritime exhibition. The NEVA exhibition is one of the biggest international trade fairs in the world for international shipping, shipbuilding and offshore energy technology. High-quality and innovative As examples of high-quality and innovative Dutch […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24 February 2014

    On Friday, 21 February 2014, NATO warship HNLMS EVERTSEN rescued 8 Yemeni seamen who were found in the water in the Gulf of Aden.   Earlier that morning, an automated distress call was received by the UK Coast Guards in Falmouth, United Kingdom, indicating that a ship was in distress off the north-eastern coast of […]

  • 14 September 2017

    Royal Dutch Navy’s landing platform dock HNLMS Rotterdam joined the EU-led counter piracy operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia on September 13. HNLMS Rotterdam set sail from her homeport Den Helder on August 27. In addition to the Dutch crew, a Swedish boarding team and two Swedish fast attack crafts (CB-90) are embarked on […]

  • 20 September 2016

    A German maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft (MPRA) airdropped supplies to the Dutch Navy frigate HLNMS Tromp at sea in the Gulf of Aden. Both the ship and the plane are currently deployed to operation Atalanta and counter piracy activities off the coast of Somalia. The purpose of the over flight was to enable the […]

  • 20 June 2016

    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 […]

  • 23 June 2011

      On Thursday 16 June, during a patrol for the Frontex border control operation in the Mediterranean, naval ship HNLMS Mercuur intercepted 400 kilos of cannabis. The two crew members of the boat, who threw the drugs overboard, were arrested by the Spanish authorities. HNLMS Mercuur spotted the suspect boat during a patrol. The boat […]

  • 6 February 2013

    The new patrol vessel HNLMS Friesland left for the Caribbean on January 28. It is the first time that one of the navy’s new patrol vessels is deployed for an operational mission. In addition to protecting the territory of the Kingdom, the ship will also be used for counterdrug operations in the Caribbean. In the […]

  • 25 November 2013
    Training & Education

    On Friday 22 November 2013 a delegation from EU Naval Force’s flagship HNLMS Johan de Witt visited the Chinese Force Commander and his staff on board the Chinese flagship CNS Jing Gang Shan in the Gulf of Aden. The visit was an opportunity to discuss counter piracy operations. The Royal Netherlands Navy Landing Platform Dock […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Crewmembers from EU Naval Force flagship, HNLMS Johan de Witt, have trained young officers from the Somaliland Coast Guard off the coast of Berbera. On 23 and 24 April the young officers were invited on board Johan de Witt’s landing craft, and with the assistance of an interpreter, they were given training in navigation, boat […]

  • 30 November 2015

    Dutch warship, HNLMS Groningen, completed her three-month deployment with Operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia on November 27. During her deployment, HNLMS Groningen conducted counter-piracy patrols as well as joint training with Seychelles maritime forces. She also provided protection to UN FAO vessel, MV kestrel, during the deployment of Fishing Aggregating Devices (FADs) along […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 March 2012
    Training & Education

    The crews of two Cougar transport helicopters took part in Exercise Cold Response to prepare for their participation in NATO operation Ocean Shield. The helicopters supported the amphibious exercise in Norway with HNLMS Rotterdam as their base. This is the same ship that will be deployed, with Cougars on board, in counterpiracy operations off the […]

  • 31 May 2012
    Training & Education

    This morning, 31 May, NATO Standing Maritime Group 1 flagship, HNLMS Evertsen, left Turkish territorial waters and is now heading towards the Suez Canal. HNLMS Evertsen is scheduled to take over command of Operation Ocean Shield on 7 June 2012. While in Turkey, the group conducted two port visits in Istanbul and in Aksaz. The Istanbul […]

  • 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 […]