Dutch rescue organization KNRM rescued a man on a self-made raft from the North Sea, off the coast of IJmuiden, on Sunday. .The organization believes the 26-year-old man from Eritrea was trying to sail from IJmuiden to England. He was transferred to the Koninklijke Marechaussee, a policing force that works as part of the Dutch military and is responsible for border security, NH Nieuws reports.
Four people were injured Wednesday morning when an explosion took place at a Tata Steel facility in Velsen-Noord, Noord Holland. All four of the victims are employees who were transported to area hospitals, the company said. Their injuries were not specified, but were not believed to be life threatening, a Tata Steel spokesperson told several news outlets.
South Korean company Geosung Tech is threatening to seize the doors of the new sea lock in IJmuiden. The company, which built the doors, is in the midst of a financial clash with Dutch construction consortium OpenIJ, which consists of VolkerWessels and BAM, Financieele Dagblad and Cobouw report.
The steel doors, which are 72 meters long, 24 meters high and 11 meters wide, arrived in IJmuiden last month - around 8 months later than planned, partly due to the bankruptcy of one of Geosung Tech's subcontractors.
The construction of a new sea lock in IJmuiden will take 27 months longer than expected, public works department Rijkswaterstaat announced on Tuesday evening. Builders BAM and VolkerWessels are again pushing millions more into the construction, ANP reports.
BAM reports a cost overrun of around 30 million euros, VolkerWessels 31.5 million euros. It is now expected that the first ships will only be able to use the sea lock in January 2022, instead of next year.
Entrepreneurs and residents living around Schiphol composed a proposal to expand the airport into the ocean. The North Sea still has plenty of space and noise will not cause any inconvenience there, according to the proposal. Such a 'sea runway' will bring relief to the entire Haarlemmermeer, the Telegraaf reports.
According to the proposal, an 'IJ-plain' should be constructed in the North Sea near IJmuiden for a new runway for Schiphol. It can eventually also be used to move other noisy runways, such as Buitenveldert and Aalsmeer, away from the airport.
Tata Steel, the parent company of the steel plant in IJmuiden, and the German ThyssenKrupp are merging their European Steelworks. The two companies expect that the merge will result in the loss of 4 thousand jobs throughout Europe, they said in a joint statement, AD reports.
Half of the jobs will be lost in the production branch and the other half in the administrative branch. The job losses will be distributed evenly across the two companies. The consequences for jobs in the IJmuiden plant, were not specified.
Dutch harbors with ferries to England are increasingly faced with Albanians trying to secretly cross to the United Kingdom, according to the Volkskrant. Over the past few months, hundreds of Albanian stowaways were caught in IJmuiden, Hoek van Holland, Europoort and Vlissingen.
While the number of caught stowaways is comparable to last year - 440 in the first half of this year - the proportion of Albanians among them is increasing steadily, especially in Hoek van Holland and Europoort. In those two ports 92 percent of the caught stowaways were Albanian.
On Wednesday the police searched two homes in IJmuiden in the search for a man believed to be involved in the death of an 18-year-old man from Haarlem. The victim was found dead in a car, across the street from a hospital in Haarlem on Monday.
The suspect was not found in either of the addresses, the police said in a statement. Investigators did seize a number of digital storage devices for further investigation.
A body found in a red Mercedes on the street in Haarlem on Monday morning was identified as 18-year-old Kemal Budak from Haarlem. According to the Telegraaf, the evidence points to Budak being stabbed in IJmuiden and then left critically injured in front of the hospital in Haarlem. He died before being found.
The car in which Budak's body was found was parked at the intersection of Kadijklaan and Roolandweg, across the street from the Spaarne hospital. Budak's was lying on the back seat.
On Thursday night the police raided the Hells Angels clubhouse on Baljuwslaan and arrested a total of 10 people. The suspects include nine men and one woman. According to the police, the 9 men make up the entire Haarlem chapter of the outlaw motorcycle gang, ANP reports.
The men are aged between 35 and 64 years and come from Haarlem, Leiden, Gouda, Alkmaar and IJmuiden. They are all suspected of participation in a criminal organization. Some are also suspected of extortion, threats, violence and arson.
A 52-year-old man from IJmuiden was stabbed to death at a company in the city on Sunday morning A 55-year-old man was arrested as suspect later on Sunday, after being shot in the leg by the police.
The suspect fled the scene of the stabbing on Ruyterstraat in the Zeeheldenbuurt, the police said in a statement. The police released his description - blood covered man around the age of 30 carrying a shopping bag - on Burgernet. The man was spotted in Driehuis later that afternoon.
A total of 840 people tried to illegally cross from the Netherlands over to Britain between January and September this year, according to figures the Ministry of Security and Justice released on Tuesday. That number is already much higher than in all of 2015, when a total of around 500 stowaways were caught, ANP reports.
About 2,000 Tata Steel employees gathered to protest against a possible merger between Tata and the German ThyssenKrupp
Employees working at Tata Steel will be holding large demonstrations at the steel mill in IJmuiden soon to show their dissatisfaction over a possible merger with German rival ThyssenKrupp. Some 4 thousand jobs could be lost in this merger. The Dutch government should intervene, according to Ineke Dezentje hamming-Bluemink of employers organization FME.
The Dutch army is deploying soldiers from Monday to help the Koninklijke Marechaussee search for undocumented migrants trying to go to Britain via the Dutch ports
One person was seriously injured in IJmuiden on Monday morning when a fire in a gym spread over to an adjacent cafe. The rest of the about 30 people in the cafe were able to get out before being injured
The police seized firearms, ammunition, drugs, money and counterfeit money while searching 19 addresses across the Netherlands on Friday, following the arrest of 23 Hell's Angels and Mongols members in Rotterdam on Thursday.
The Koninklijke Marechaussee, a policing force that works as a branch of the Dutch military, found four Iraqi stowaways hiding in the back of a truck in IJmuiden on Wednesday. Two of them were young children. One person was arrested on suspicion of human trafficking.
The marechaussee, a policing force working as a branch of the military, fired several shots in a high-speed chase on the A9 and A22 on Wednesday morning. Three men were later arrested
Tata Steel is building the largest rooftop solar park in the Netherlands by installing 80 thousand solar panels of the roofs of the factory complex in IJmuiden, the steel group announced on Wednesday.
Funding has been rounded out and the construction of the new sea lock, to be the largest sea lock in the world, at the IJmuiden can begin. The project, including construction and maintenance, will cost about 500 million euros.
The "running masturbator" who harassed several women in IJmuiden over the past month, has fled the Netherlands.
The tall ships participating in Sail Amsterdam 2015 are lined up and setting sail from IJmuiden towards the capital. The first ships started their journey at 10:00 a.m. and are expected to reach Amsterdam around 2:00 p.m.