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  • 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 […]

  • 3 January 2014

    Dutch Navy ship HNLMS Johan de Witt returned to Den Helder at the end of December after 4 months of anti-piracy mission Atalanta. On 6 December, Commodore Peter Lenselink handed over the command of Task Force 465 to his successor, Contre Amiral Hervé Bléjean of the French Navy and headed home. “You have played a […]

  • 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 […]

  • 9 August 2013

    The Dutch Landing Platform Dock HNLMS Johan de Witt joined the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia – Operation Atalanta on 6 August 2013. For the next 4 months, Johan de Witt will be the EU Naval Force flagship, hosting the Force Commander, Commodore Peter Lenselink, and his multinational staff on board. HNLMS Johan de […]

  • 5 May 2015

    On Thursday 30 April the ship’s company and international Force HQ staff based on board the EU Naval Force flagship, HNLMS Johan de Witt, were presented with their Operation Atalanta counter-piracy medal by Force Commander, Rear Admiral Jonas Haggren. In his speech Rear Admiral Haggren thanked the sailors and marines for their efforts in helping […]

  • 2 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    EU Naval Force flagship, HNLMS Johan de Witt, successfully conducted a Replenishment at Sea (RAS) with Australian supply ship HMAS Success in the Indian Ocean on Saturday 28 February. After meeting at the RAS rendezvous point, HNLMS Johan de Witt increased speed and went alongside HMAS Success in order to start what is a routine, […]

  • 5 November 2013
    Training & Education

    The recently released Hollywood movie, Captain Phillips, held its Dutch premiere in a very special way. At the same time as the film was being shown in the Tuschinski theatre in Amsterdam, the movie was also being screened on the flight deck of the EU Naval Force flagship, HNLMS Johan de Witt during their during […]

  • 4 September 2013
    Training & Education

    Fourteen participants from various countries on the east coast of Africa have attended the EU’s Senior Maritime Security Course on board the landing platform dock HNLMS Johan de Witt. The Johan de Witt is currently operating off the coast of Somalia as the flagship for the Atalanta counterpiracy mission. The course is over a week […]

  • 20 February 2015

    On 18th February, EU Naval Force warship ESPS Rayo hosted the Force Commander, Rear Admiral Jonas Haggren. The Admiral was accompanied by a delegation of four officers from his multi-national Force Headquarters on board HNLMS Johan de Witt. During his visit, Rear Admiral Haggren was briefed on the capabilities of ESPS Rayo and her contribution […]

  • 10 April 2015

    EU Naval Force warship, HNLMS Johan de Witt, through her embarked Swedish CB90 Fast Assault craft, conducted a Friendly Approach (FA) whilst on EU counter-piracy patrols along the Somali coastline. A FA is a friendly and voluntary interaction with local seafarers who are not suspected of being engaged in acts of piracy. During the FA […]

  • 17 July 2013

    HNLMS Johan de Witt, the amphibious transport ship, left Den Helder on July 14th  for the Horn of Africa in order to take part in counter-piracy operations being conducted in the area. Johan de Witt will take part in the EU mission Atalanta as a staff ship for 4 months. During this time, it will […]

  • 10 March 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    On Wednesday 4 March the EU Naval Force flagship, HNLMS Johan de Witt, delivered four outboard motors to the Bosasso port police. The delivery of the outboard motors was conducted in cooperation with EUCAP Nestor and is part of their co-ordinated programme to train and equip local maritime police and coast guards in Somalia to […]

  • 8 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Cooperation between the Royal Netherlands Navy and the German Navy will continue regardless of the damage HNLMS Karel Doorman suffered, the German Navy said. This statement comes after the Dutch defense ministry confirmed that one of two main engines on the Dutch Navy support ship HNLMS Karel Doorman broke down and needed to be replaced entirely. […]

  • 30 March 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    On the 24th of March, during their port visit to Dar Es Salaam, EU Naval Force Flagship, HNLMS Johan de Witt, conducted maritime training with a delegation from the Tanzanian Navy. The 14 Tanzanian trainees were given a briefing on first aid, including measures to take in-case of a combat injury. The training was well […]

  • 14 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Earlier this week, the Maltese Special Duties Enhanced Boarding Team (MSDEBT) on board the EU Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) ship Johan de Witt conducted a fast-rope exercise. They fast-roped from one of the two Cougar helicopters embarked on the Dutch warship. The Johan de Witt is currently the flagship of the EUNAVFOR counter-piracy mission off the […]

  • 17 February 2015

    On Sunday 15 February, the EU Naval Force flagship, HNLMS Johan de Witt, and Japanese warship, JS Harusame, met at sea in the Gulf of Aden. The new Force Commander of the EU Naval Force, Rear Admiral Jonas Haggren, welcomed the Commander of the Japanese Escort Division 2, Captain Masatoshi Kashihara, and representatives from his […]

  • 15 May 2015

    On Wednesday 6 May Dutch warship, HNLMS Johan de Witt, completed three and a half months as the flag ship for Operation Atalanta. Under the command of Captain René Lyuckx, she carried out counter-piracy patrols and gave support to EU sister mission, EUCAP Nestor, by providing Local Maritime Capacity Building training to regional state navies […]

  • 17 February 2015

    On Tuesday 10 February, Royal Netherlands Navy warship, HNLMS Johan de Witt, joined the EU Naval Force. The warship, which is a Landing Platform Dock, will be deployed in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden for three months as the EU Naval Force flagship. It will accommodate the Force Headquarters staff, led by Swedish […]

  • 21 November 2013
    Training & Education

    HNLMS Johan de Witt and RFA Lyme Bay have participated in the US led international exercise ‘Cutlass Express’. The exercise, which was held in several operational areas in the waters off East Africa, is a maritime exercise, designed to improve cooperation, tactical expertise and information sharing practices among participating nations in order to increase maritime […]

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

    During her recent visit to Port Victoria, in the Seychelles, EU Naval Force warship, HNLMS Johan de Witt, in association with a team from EUCAP Nestor, conducted a Search and Rescue (SAR) exercise, with local Seychellois maritime and air agencies. The purpose of the exercise was to run through the local contingency plans and procedures […]

  • 20 August 2013
    Training & Education

    On Sunday 18 August, fourteen participants along with several EUCAP Nestor trainers boarded the Dutch EU Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) Flagship HNLMS Johan de Witt in Djibouti, to embark for a one week’s training course on Maritime Security. This course, the second to be organised by EUCAP Nestor, brings together participants from the Horn of Africa, […]

  • 15 November 2013
    Training & Education

    On Tuesday November 12, marines of the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps, embarked on the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atlanta flagship, HNLMS Johan de Witt, have executed a parachute jump exercise in the Gulf of Aden. The marines are part of the Enhanced Boarding Element of HNLMS Johan de Witt and are able […]

  • 4 May 2017

    Ships from NATO’s Standing Mine Counter Measures Group One (SNMCMG1) arrived in Liepāja, Latvia, on May 3. Led by Commander Johan-Elias Seljamaa from the Estonian Navy, the group will conduct a port visit and continue with historical ordnance disposal operation (HODOPS) in Latvian waters until May 11. The HODOPS objective is to conduct clearance operations of explosive […]

  • 27 September 2013
    Training & Education

    On 26 September, the Seychelles Peoples Defence Force, Coast Guard and Air Force, together with the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta and EUCAP Nestor, carried out a search and rescue exercise in Seychelles waters. The operation was coordinated centrally by the Seychelles Coast Guard Maritime Operation Centre and held in conjunction with […]

  • 28 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Between 18 – 26 August 2013, EUCAP NESTOR organised a senior maritime security course for fourteen participants from the Horn of Africa region, on board EU Naval Force flagship HNLMS Johan de Witt. On 18 August the fourteen participants embarked HNLMS Johan de Witt in Djibouti and during the week long course, the Dutch warship sailed out […]

  • 24 February 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    EU Task Force Commander, Rear Admiral Jonas Haggren, visited German Navy frigate, FGS Bayern, during one of her patrols in the Gulf of Aden. Rear Admiral Haggren, is currently based on board EU Naval Force flagship, HNLMS Johan de Witt, was welcomed on board by FGS Bayern’s Commanding Officer, Commander Frank Fahnrich. He was given a […]

  • 4 December 2013

    During the medal ceremony which was held on the flight deck in the Gulf of Aden, the international staff and ship’s company were decorated by the Force Commander of Atalanta, commodore Peter Lenselink of the Royal Netherlands Navy. Commodore Lenselink praised the EU flag staff and ship’s company “You have all done very well. The […]

  • 6 June 2014

    Thousands of people from across the UK descended on Southsea in Portsmouth for the 70th anniversary commemorations of D Day.   Veterans were given pride of place at a special Drumhead ceremony near the war memorial with 144 members of all three Services on parade as a ceremonial guard of honour as well as representation […]

  • 13 November 2013
    Training & Education

    On Monday, 11 November 2013, the EU Naval Force Operation Atalanta Flagship, HNLMS Johan de Witt, has hosted the Contact Group of Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS) during the Counter Piracy Week in the port of Djibouti. Government representatives from all over the world took the opportunity to see how the EU Naval […]