A look at the Defence news 3 – 9 August

After the heavy explosion that severely hit Beirut, the Dutch Urban Search and Rescue team started their rescue efforts in the Lebanese capital. The search and rescue team of more than 60 personnel is specialised in searching for missing persons and comprises firefighters, police, doctors and military personnel.

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Relocation of American helicopter unit through the Netherlands finalised

The transshipment site in the port of Rotterdam that was made into a ‘Temporary Military Object’ has returned to its civilian owners. The Defence organisation handed it back. This section of the port area was used to embark an American helicopter brigade that was stationed in Europe on the ‘Endurance’.