Yesterday, the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee arrested three men during Korridorfahndung, an initiative of the Osnabrück state police. The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee checked a total of 477 vehicles and 972 persons. In addition, a sum of € 2,009.50...
HNLMS Friesland, the Dutch guard ship in the Caribbean, seized 1,600 kilograms of marihuana off the coast of Costa Rica during Operation Martillo, an international counterdrug operation.
As of today, HNLMS Zeeleeuw will undergo a major renovation. This sustainment project for the Walrus class of submarines will improve the worldwide deployability of the Netherlands’ 4 submarines, for counterpiracy missions for instance.
Multipurpose frigate HNLMS Van Speijk left the port of Den Helder today for Somalia. The ship will be taking part in the Ocean Shield counterpiracy mission.
The 23rd rotation of the Air Task Force took over from its predecessor in Mazar-e Sharif in northern Afghanistan today. The Dutch F-16 detachment is under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Marcel van Egmond.