Marine

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Aug 17 '18 09:27

The Dutch navy intercepted over 400 kilograms of cocaine on the Caribbean. The drugs were in packages thrown overboard by a boat sailing under the Venezuelan flag, ANP reports.

The crew of naval vessel Zr. MS. Friesland noticed that the boat's sailing behavior was odd and decided to investigate. When the navy tried to contact the crew, the boat sailed away at high speed.

Hostage situation at De Punt (day 14), negotiators leave
May 8 '18 09:49

Three new witnesses came forward in the trial around the hijacking of a train at De Punt in 1977. The three new witnesses, former officers, say that soldiers who stormed the hijacked train were ordered not to take the Moluccan hijackers prisoner, but to shoot and kill them, the Volkskrant reports.

Marine Ship
Jul 11 '14 14:41

Last week, a delegation of Dutch MPs from the House of Representatives visited the Dutch marine frigate The Seven Provinces (De Zeven Provinciën) off Africa's coast.

Ventspils Port
May 21 '14 17:25

A Dutch sailor still unconscious after having been beaten up on the street in Ventspils, Latvia was transferred back to the Netherlands Monday. He is still in critical condition, the Defence Ministry told newspaper AD on Wednesday.

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