The fleet, navy personnel and marines of the Royal Netherlands Navy are deployed worldwide in the interests of ensuring security at sea and from the sea. Both at home and abroad, the Royal Netherlands Navy takes part in crisis management operations and provides humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. The Royal Netherlands Navy is the oldest of the 4 Services of the Netherlands armed forces.
Dutch personnel arrive in the Bahamas
11-09-2019 | 22:15
Approximately 550 Dutch military personnel have arrived in the Bahamas. They have been tasked with providing disaster relief to ...
Navy ships head for the Bahamas to provide disaster relief after hurricane Dorian
06-09-2019 | 15:02
The Netherlands will provide the Bahamas with disaster relief following the widespread havoc wreaked by hurricane Dorian. The ...
A look at the Defence news 30 July – 4 August
07-08-2019 | 15:58
On 30 July, the Royal Netherlands Navy ship HNLMS Groningen intercepted 470 kilos of cocaine north of Aruba.
A look at the Defence news 23 – 29 July
01-08-2019 | 09:03
Last week, the Royal Netherlands Navy rescued two fishermen in the Caribbean. They had been drifting at sea for 18 days.
A look at the Defence news 8 - 14 July
18-07-2019 | 13:52
The wrecks of the submarines KXVII and O16 have disappeared. That was the message conveyed by the expeditionary team that visited ...
A look at the Defence news 10 - 16 June
19-06-2019 | 13:23
After a 3 year absence, the Royal Netherlands Air Force Days are back. Dutch air power presented itself to the general public at ...