Dutch Naval Vessel Karel Doorman makes final emergency relief visit. Relief supplies also for Saba and Statia

On Saturday the Joint Logistic Support Ship Zr. Ms. Karel Doorman, the largest naval vessel in the Dutch Navy will dock in Sint Maarten for the last time bringing emergency relief supplies.

“A variety of relief goods for St. Maarten are on board of the ship. On board of the ship are trucks, beds, digital schoolboards, laptops, temporary shelter houses, medical supplies and equipment, cupboards and printers.

“Apart from relief goods for St. Maarten, there are also containers on board for Saba and Statia. The containers for Saba and Statia contain mostly goods like furniture, chainsaws, concrete mixers, refrigerators and stoves,” the Dutch Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations said in a press statement on Friday.

The marine ship left in September for the Caribbean and is on its way to St Maarten from Curacao and Aruba, where the Dutch relief goods were loaded on the ship, the statement adds. “Since September the ship has done multiple stops in the Caribbean region to deliver and reload relief goods on the islands.

“After arrival organizations such as the Red Cross, the hospital, the local ministries and the police can pick up the relief goods that are allocated to them. The offloading of the shipment is organized by the civil mission of the Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations of the Netherlands.”

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