The Zr.Ms. Zeeland (P841) is the second ship of the Holland class, a series of four patrol vessels (Ocean Patrol Vessels) for the Royal Netherlands Navy.
Here are some pictures of the bridge of the ship. Sorry for the quality but these are shots taken of the television screen.
A reporter sailed for five days with the ship when it was on drugs patrol in the Caribbean waters. He is the guy in the back with crossed arms talking to the female watch officer. Except for the helmsman there is a non visible lookout on the bridge. That’s all. True, it is not a full blown battle ship but the principles are the same.
These are dedicated watch officers, no other duties other then may be the humble task of vacuumcleaning their quarters. No room service is provided…
The ship is sailing with a number of American Navy personnel. In the last month the ship seized 2500 kg cocaine and an estimated 1200 kg was thrown overboard by two speedboats. Sharp shooters on board the ship’s helicopter simply take out the speedboat’s two or three outboards.