St. Eustatius:— 20 students together with their teachers visited HNLMS Pelikaan on the 22nd of October for a guided tour and presentation about the work of the Department of Defence in the Caribbean. HNLMS Pelikaan is the logistical support ship of the Commander Netherlands Forces in the Caribbean permanently based on Naval base Parera at Curacao. During the guided tour on the naval vessel, the students got to meet the crew who gave them an insight into the life on board and the work they do. The Government Commissioner Mr. Marcolino “Mike” Franco paid a visit to the ship and met with the new commander of HNLMS Pelikaan LTZ1 David Boom.
On the 15th of October the Pelikaan left the Naval base Parera and gave logistical support in transporting military equipment and goods between the islands, a part of those goods they transport are for the Gwendoline van Putten School which the Commander of the Netherlands Forces in the Caribbean donated to the school.
On Sunday the 21st the HNLMS Pelikaan arrived in the harbor of St Eustatius, the crew got the opportunity to see the island and in cooperation with STENAPA they hiked the Quill trail up the volcano. After the visit of HNLMS Pelikaan to St Eustatius, the ship left the harbour on Monday afternoon and continued their logistical tasking between the islands.
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