PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Netherlands sends provisionally for the last time the Joint Logistic Support Ship Zr. Ms. Karel Doorman to the Caribbean there to give assistance after Hurricane Irma. The ship this time carries many different things that needed to St Maarten. Karel Doorman is Saturday at. On board include trucks, beds, interactive whiteboards, laptops, shelter homes, medical equipment, cabinets and printers.
Besides aid for St Maarten are four containers on board for the islands of Saba and St Eustatius. Although these islands are less severely affected than St. Maarten, there is also the damage considerably. Containers for Saba and St. Eustatius mainly comprise furniture, chain saws, concrete mixers, furniture and white goods such as refrigerators and cookers.
The navy ship had left in September to the Caribbean and now from Curacao and Aruba, where it is again loaded with Dutch aid. The ship departed from the Netherlands in late September and early October came in the Caribbean. Since then, the Karel Doorman has several islands in the region provided relief supplies.
After arriving to organizations like the Red Cross, hospital, local ministries and the police collect the funds according to a precise schedule intended for them. The unloading of the huge amount of goods can therefore orderly and organized by the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations. With a displacement of 27,800 tons, the Karel Doorman largest ship that had ever Dutch Navy. The ship is 205 meters long, 30 high and 8 meters wide.