Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard

The Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard cutter Jaguar with two Holland-class offshore patrol vessels in the background

A nice description of one of the US Coast Guard’s partner agencies in the Caribbean. If the patrol boat in the picture above looks familiar, it is because these Damen Stan 4100 patrol vessels lead to the very popular Damen Stan 4207 patrol vessels, which lead to the Damen Stan 4708 which was the basis for the Webber class Fast Response Cutters.

Back in 2015 there was a bit of a dust-up when Venezuela accused the US Coast Guard of violating their air space. Whether the plane actually violated Venezuelan airspace, the plane was almost certainly a Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard DASH-8 like the one pictured below.

Netherlands Antilles – Coast Guard (now Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard) Bombardier Dash 8-102. Sept. 7, 2014. Photo by Nito

Thanks to Lee for bringing this to my attention.

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