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Port Defender Drill in Rotterdam

A security drill is to take place in the Port of Rotterdam and surrounding area in the coming two weeks involving the police Special Interventions Service (DSI) and the Royal Netherlands Navy’s Netherlands Special Operations Force (NLMARSOF). Royal Netherlands Air Force air manoeuvres will also take place during this drill.

The objective of the drill is to ensure a rapid and effective response to national threats of extreme violence and terrorism. DSI and NLMARSOF units are ready to respond to these threats 24/7. Despite the coronavirus crisis, it is important that these special Defence and police units continue to perform these duties so that they are ready to protect the Netherlands if needed.

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