On Monday 17 April, HNLMS Van Amstel will depart from Den Helder. The Dutch naval vessel will become part of the Standing NATO Maritime Group 1. Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) is one of the four rapidly deployable NATO fleet groups. They are permanently...
For a year, the Royal Netherlands Navy commanded Standing NATO Maritime Group 1. As of 6 January, Germany has taken over. Commander Jeanette Morang ceremoniously handed over the banner to her successor Flotillen Admiral Thorsten Marx in Den Helder for this purpose....
HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën and HNLMS Van Amstel are on their way to the United States and Canada. The Dutch navy ships will train with NATO allies in the highest spectrum of military action. Both ships left Den Helder on 9 October. The air defence and command frigate...
Both frigate HNLMS Van Amstel and minehunter HNLMS Vlaardingen have returned to Den Helder, the Netherlands. The Van Amstel was scheduled to return, but the Vlaardingen had to return home a week early after a Covid outbreak on board. Both had been delpoyed for NATO....
The Royal Netherlands Navy has temporarily taken four naval vessels out of service after a Covid-19 outbreak was discovered on board. The ships are locked down, the crew is at home. The HNLMS Karel Doorman, HNLMS Van Speijk and HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën were halfway...
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