From now until the end of August the water police will not issue any fines along the Dutch coast and on the inland bodies of water that fall under the National Unit. This is part of intensified labor actions in an ongoing conflict with the police's corps leadership, NOS reports.
The captain of a Dutch ship was arrested for endangering naval traffic in Germany. The captain ran the Abis Bergen cargo ship aground, thereby blocking of access to the German port of Rostock
Due to a shortage of police personnel, drug traffickers have free reign along the Zeeland coast, according to Jaap Gelok, chairman of the port triangle in Zeeland and Mayor of Borsele.
The mortal remains of Rick Broekmeulen was found at the Inlaag on Sunday morning. Broekmeulen had been missing since his ship capsized on the Westerschelde early in February.
According to Dries Verheul, it is because of lack of performance by the water police that a man drowned at Houthavens in IJ on Saturday, Het Parool reports. Verheul and approximately 18 rescuers saw how the man drowned.