Dutch Military Leaves St Maarten As Iranian Ship Enters Caribbean
From Curacao.nu St Maarten, Sint Eustatius and Saba, the Hurricane Exercise has been completed. The focus was on logistical relocation from Aruba, Curaçao and the Netherlands to the (practice) disaster area during a possible hurricane passage. This was done by air as well as by sea, the latter being the transport ship Zr.Ms. Pelican played a crucial role
Reconnaissance has been carried out on the islands, among other things, so that soldiers know their way more easily if they have to operate there. In addition, various infrastructural facilities were examined, such as power plants, bridges and the condition of a number of roofs. Loose debris can pose a major threat if it is carried away by strong gusts of wind.
Various parties such as the World Health Organization and the Representation of the Netherlands gave presentations to executives about their working methods. This makes it possible to work together quickly and effectively in the event of a hurricane passage.
The department responsible for communication between units has successfully established various types of connections for this exercise. Connections are preconditions for a good effort.
Defense stands ready for the population within the Kingdom where it is needed, anywhere in the world.