Sea Platforms

Dutch OPVs and amphibious ships back in service

12 October 2018

The RNLN OPV Ms. Groningen and its three sister ships are operational again after their sprinkler systems were repaired. Source: Dutch MoD

The Royal Netherlands Navy's (RNLN's) four Holland-class oceangoing patrol vessels (OPVs) and two landing platform docks (LPDs) can go to sea again after their sprinkler systems were repaired, the Dutch Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on its website on 9 October.

In November 2017, the ministry announced that patrols by the OPVs Zr. Ms. Holland, Friesland, Zeeland, and Groningen were suspended after the RNLN found a problem with the sprinkler system on Holland .

Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding did the repair work. The sprinkler systems of the amphibious ships Ms. Johan de Witt and Sr. Ms. Rotterdam are also working again and all the installations have been certified and approved, the MoD said.

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