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Royal Netherlands Navy looks to mitigate operational risks of COVID-19 pandemic (updated)

29th May 2020 - 11:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


The Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) has informed recently deployed vessels to keep no more than 24 hours transit time from the nearest hospital for the first week at sea, in the event that personnel should fall victim to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Prior to deployment, which is intended to dispose of historical ordnance in the North Sea, crews underwent a seven-day quarantine period which ensured that 93% of those that might display symptoms were effectively identified. This, combined with the first week of deployment, encompasses the two-week period that COVID-19 symptoms generally become noticeable.

The development was detailed on 26 May

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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