The Netherlands Coast Guard is getting modern ICT systems and two new premises. The ICT replacement is now in full swing. In addition, more sensors will be installed in the North Sea to monitor shipping. On 31 January, State Secretary Christophe van der Maat gave a...
The Royal Netherlands Navy will patrol the North Sea with mine countermeasure vessel HNLMS Zierikzee in mid-December. This is done in a coalition of like-minded countries, which together form the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF). The JEF alliance also monitors the...
The Dutch Safety Board is starting an exploratory investigation into the Fremantle Highway. A fire broke out on this car carrier in the night of 25 to 26 July 2023 while sailing north of the Dutch Wadden Island Ameland. The exploratory investigation will at least...
The Dutch government has decided to assign a permanent task to Defence to monitor potential threats around the Dutch part of the North Sea. Minister of Defence Kajsa Ollongren reported this to the House of Representatives on 7 July. The government recognises the...
The Dutch Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) and Netherlands Coast Guard are deploying drones to check lashings on board container ships. In 2022, 44 container ships were checked in this new way. Violations were found on eleven ships. To inspect...
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