SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten – Tuesday and Wednesday are soldiers 32 Raidingsquardon from Aruba left for St. Maarten. At the request of the local emergency services in the coming days the country’s military support before, during and after the passage of tropical storm Isaac.
Along with the Marines detachment of Sint Maarten, there are a total of 73 soldiers from the Commander of the Navy in the Caribbean (CZMCARIB) ready to support local emergency services in preserving or restoring public order and security. This is reflected among other things, by making combined patrols along and under the guidance of the Police Force Sint Maarten. The role of the military here is ensuring security.
The station ship Zr.Ms. Friesland is currently in Curacao. Here they can prepare emergency relief packages to be on board and be ready for any emergency deployment. CZMCARIB or even emergency will provide other non-Kingdom Islands, Dominica for example, is currently not say. If an independent (egg) country makes a request for emergency aid, it is up to The Hague to determine whether this defense is used or not.
Providing emergency relief after the passage of a hurricane, one of the main tasks of CZMCARIB units in the Caribbean. The funds requested will be to support the local emergency services personnel and equipment to perform their tasks in order of public life as soon as possible after passage to get going again.