HNLMS Karel Doorman will leave Den Helder on Monday 13 April, bound for the Caribbean. The Netherlands Ministry of Defence is deploying the ship to provide immediate support to the civil authorities in the COVID-19 pandemic if needed. The ship is initially being deployed for three months.
With the presence of this logistic support ship, the Caribbean islands will be able to rely on versatile and rapidly deployable capability in addition to that of the guard ship already present in the region, HNLMS Zeeland. HNLMS Karel Doorman can provide support in the form of transport capability in order to, for