Dutch frigate ends hurricane relief mission

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13 September 2005, AMSTERDAM — Dutch frigate Hr.Ms. Van Amstel concluded its relief mission off the coastal city of Biloxi in Mississippi on Tuesday.

13 September 2005

AMSTERDAM — Dutch frigate Hr.Ms. Van Amstel concluded its relief mission off the coastal city of Biloxi in Mississippi on Tuesday.

Land routes into Biloxi have been re-opened and therefore the Dutch vessel is no longer needed, a navy spokesperson said.

Van Amstel used its two Lynx helicopters to fly in water and food supplies to difficult-to-reach areas in the Biloxi region, to the east of New Orleans. The ship's 190 crew members have also helped clear roads and guard supply routes.

The crew's last task was helping to unload massive pumps flown in from the Netherlands on an Antonov transport plane. The pumps are being used to help combat the flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

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Subject: Dutch news + Hurricane Katrina

 

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