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Marines are currently lugging 1,600 kilos of equipment up a mountain on Saba for a new measuring station.

Marines are currently lugging 1,600 kilos of equipment up a mountain on Saba for a new measuring station. This is for the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) and is intended to timely signal seismological and volcanic activity. An overview of Defense operations in the week from April 1 to April 6. 2 marines lug equipment for a new measuring station up a mountain on Saba.Show options The marines move the construction equipment on an inhospitable, uninhabited part of the Windward Island that can only be reached on foot. Defense deployed soldiers stationed on Sint Maarten at the request of the Saba authorities. Supporting civil authorities in the Caribbean is one of the constitutional tasks of the Defense organization. Outside of the work, the soldiers stay at a distance from the population to prevent contamination with COVID-19. The job must be done by April 14 and the marines will return to St. Maarten.

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