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Westerdam Participates in Dutch Navy Exercise

Recently, ms Westerdam acted as sparring partner in an exercise involving the Dutch Navy frigate Hr.Ms. Van Amstel off of Sint Maarten. The frigate presently is deployed in “the West,” acting in counter drugs and coast guard operations in waters around Dutch islands Sint Maarten, Saba and Sint Eustatius.


Right after Westerdam left the port of Sint Maarten’s capital Philipsburg, the Hr.Ms. Van Amstel made a smooth maneuver in which she came alongside, with a helicopter flying close above both ships. This maneuver is normally done for transferring supplies.

Hr.Ms. Van Amstel ended the exercise with a sharp turn to port side, while both ships blew their horns.

Alexander Bakker is a public relations practitioner in Rotterdam.

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