Dutch frigate to join French task force

Dutch Navy frigate to join French-led naval task force in the Strait of Hormuz

Nathan Gain

To enhance maritime security in the Gulf region, from the end of January to the end of June 2020 the Netherlands will make a military contribution to the French-initiated, European-led mission in the Strait of Hormuz (EMASOH), the Dutch government said in a statement.

Tensions in the Gulf region have risen steadily higher in recent months. Incidents that disrupt shipping and raise uncertainty have direct consequences for the world economy including for Dutch shippers. This has an immediate impact on Dutch economic and security interests, it added.

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Source: https://www.navalnews.com

HNLMS De Ruyter frigate (Credit: Dutch Defense Ministry)

HNLMS De Ruyter frigate (Credit: Dutch Defense Ministry)

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