EU NAVFOR welcomes Netherlands warship HNLMS ZUIDERKRUISSeptember 5, 2011 - 17:06
HNLMS ZUIDERKRUIS, a Fast Combat Support Ship, in service with the Royal Netherlands Navy since 1975, joined Operation ATALANTA on 5 September 2011.
Commanded by Commander Herman de Groot with a crew of 190 and an embarked Lynx helicopter, she will operate off the Horn of Africa until the end of November in support of World Food Programme and AMISOM escort ships and counter-piracy in the region.
Displacing 16,900 tons, HMNLS ZUIDERKRUIS is a logistic supply ship with an underway replenishment capability for diesel oil, aviation fuel and provisions which enhances the ability of EU NAVFOR and other warships to remain at sea on task.
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