Fourth claim of sexual offence on board Dutch navy ship Karel Doorman

Once again, someone filed a report against the naval officer of HNLMS Karel Doorman because of a sexual incident that allegedly occurred on board. Three other sailors already filed charges last week.

This was confirmed by the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee following a report in De Telegraaf. No further announcements will be made about the report. ‘We’re investigating the case further,’ said a spokesperson.

According to sources of De Telegraaf, the incident occurred during a drink on Friday 8 May. He would have stroked a male colleague over the back and then buttocks. This happened in the presence of witnesses. The sources were also the ones that came forward about the reports being filed to the police earlier.

The supply and support vessel Karel Doorman has been in the Caribbean for corona assistance since early last month.

Source: ANP

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Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.