Dutch sailors train with Seychelles military personnel aboard HNLMS Rotterdam


Sailors from the Royal Netherlands Navy’s landing platform dock HNLMS Rotterdam carried out a local maritime capacity building (LMCB) exercise with Seychelles military personnel.

The activity took place on September 25 and 26 and was part of the ship’s regular EU NAVFOR activities.

The LMCB focused on boarding operations and evidence gathering with the Seychelles Air Force and Coast guard. The embarked Dutch and Swedish Marines and crew delivered the maritime training as part of the EU’s comprehensive approach to tackling piracy on the high seas.

The Seychelles military personnel were shown first hand, the capabilities of the Swedish combat boat (SWE CB90) and the Dutch fast-raiding interception craft (NL FRISC) as well as the Landing Platform Dock amphibious warfare ship HNLMS Rotterdam.

The LMCB training was considered a great success with both HNLMS Rotterdam and the Seychellois enjoying the opportunity to continue the vital training together.

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