The Netherlands Defence organisation deploys various ships and security teams off the coast of Somalia with the objective of counteracting piracy in the area. Since 2012, there has been a sharp reduction in the number of ship hijackings in the Gulf of Aden and the Somali Basin. Counterpiracy missions nevertheless remain essential in the area. Dutch participation in the EU’s Operation Atalanta is scheduled to run until the end of 2017. Training the army is just one way in which the Netherlands is helping Somalia to improve its security and stability.
A look at the Defence news 5 – 11 December
14-12-2016 | 14:19
9 servicemen and women were awarded for their bravery during combat operations in Afghanistan. Among them was a helicopter crew ...
A look at the Defence news, 1-8 August
10-08-2016 | 13:21
HNLMS Tromp will command Atalanta, the international European counter-piracy operation. On 6 August, Commander René Luyckx took ...
A look at the Defence news 14 – 20 December
23-12-2015 | 13:03
The Netherlands is extending its contribution to the European counter-piracy mission Atalanta until the end of 2016. A summary of ...
A look at the Defence news 7 – 13 December
16-12-2015 | 08:42
The Marine Corps took possession of the Coolsingel in Rotterdam on 12 December, when the Corps celebrated its 350th anniversary ...
A look at the Defence news, 16 – 22 November
25-11-2015 | 12:31
The skills that Dutch trainers in Iraq are teaching the Peshmerga fighters are enhancing their military capability against ISIS ...
A look at the Defence news, 19 – 25 October
28-10-2015 | 07:57
An impressive 36,000 military personnel from over 30 countries, 70 ships and 200 aircraft. Just some numbers from the largest ...