Marines' ebola relief arrives in Sierra Leone

Emergency services has started to unload the Netherlands' marine vessel Karel Doorman in Sierra Leone. The ship brought medical and other supplies to help in the fight against Ebola.

According to Captain-Commander Peter van den Berg, all sorts of precautions are being taken so that no one on board runs the risk of infection. "We ensure that there is as little contact as possible with the local population. Normally this happens, but we have protocols."

The cargo is currently being unloaded, but according to Van den Berg it will still take a while. "Vehicles go very fast, like containers. But then follows a lot of loose things and pallets. Then you should think of loose hospital beds and boxes: that is going to take a long time."