Dutch CG suspends Curacao patrols

Air patrols and surveillance to continue.

Dutch Coast Guard suspends Curacao and Bonaire patrols over violence

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — The union representing Coast Guard personnel (NAPB) has reported that the Dutch Coast Guard in the Caribbean part of the kingdom of the Netherlands no longer patrols the territorial waters around Bonaire and Curacao.

This is the result of increasing violence against Coast Guard personnel.

According to a spokesman for the Coast Guard, personnel still perform rescue operations. The coast is still being monitored, but from the air from the Hato support center at the Curacao Airport. Curacao is a popular island for drug transit.

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Source: caribbeannewsnow.com

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