Port visit Zeebrugge 2018

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Re: Port visit Zeebrugge 2018

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Whitecat wrote:At least 3 Blackhawks (98-26828) and 3 Chinooks (15-08175 and 15-08181) arrived between 17.45 and 18.15.
16-20864 H-60 to Zeebrugge (adsb) around 1530.
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Re: Port visit Zeebrugge 2018

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tatoo wrote:
Whitecat wrote:At least 3 Blackhawks (98-26828) and 3 Chinooks (15-08175 and 15-08181) arrived between 17.45 and 18.15.
16-20864 H-60 to Zeebrugge (adsb) around 1530.
16-20864 was arriving from Spang with 2 other med birds-which were 15-20861 and 15-20867. Also a plain Jane UH-60M (15)20796 in this flight.

The last arrivals were R20808 Flt (UH-60M) with 2x CH-47F of which one was 15-08177.

Earlier on R20819 Flt arrived as a flight of 4.
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Re: Port visit Zeebrugge 2018

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Jappie wrote:Hi,

is it known where exact in the Zeebrugge harbor. I Might be able to check them them the next days....
Bumping this one. I'll be in the area tomorrow. Is an exact location known?
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Re: Port visit Zeebrugge 2018

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The red circle is the landing spot. This is surrounded by two rows of containers. So nothing is visible from the outside.
The green line is the flight approach they flew today (well the 3 I saw).
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Re: Port visit Zeebrugge 2018

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Thanks!
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Re: Port visit Zeebrugge 2018

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Are these choppers from the 10th CAB which transited via Rotterdam earlier this year?
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Re: Port visit Zeebrugge 2018

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nilsko wrote:Are these choppers from the 10th CAB which transited via Rotterdam earlier this year?
No, they left Europe. These arrived in Zeebrugge aswell.
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Re: Port visit Zeebrugge 2018

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Roughly, the timeline is as follows location-wise: 10 CAB came in via Bremerhaven and went out back to the States via Rotterdam. It was followed by 1CAB which came in via Zeebrugge and now moves out via Zeebrugge again. 1 CAB is followed by 4CAB which is now transitting eastward through Rotterdam and Eindhoven.
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Re: Port visit Zeebrugge 2018

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Many thanks for the clarification.
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Re: Port visit Zeebrugge 2018

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Any idea what vessel they will use for the return? I see Honor (arrival Zeebrugge: Jul 13) and two weeks later Endurance (arrival Zeebrugge: Jul 27). July 13 seems rather long as these helos are arriving now.
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Re: Port visit Zeebrugge 2018

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ARC ship "Patriot" arrived Zeebrugge harbour in the morning. Is there anyone to confirm that this ship is taking all the helicopters back to the states? I remember that "Patriot" was used in Feb. 2017 for transportation of AH-64D to Bremerhaven...
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Re: Port visit Zeebrugge 2018

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Remember arc has a lot of these vehicle carriers.
It seems patriot is not in the right
/best place for helicopter loading, so not plausible to me it's there for the helicopters.
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Re: Port visit Zeebrugge 2018

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Either the helicopters are on the "Patriot", which is travelling to Rota at this time. Or the other possibility is that they are waiting for the "Endurance", which was travelling from Rotterdam to Bremerhaven today. On her way back from Bremerhaven to the states "Endurance" could load the helicopters at Zeebrugge possibly between Thuesday and Thursday.
Is there anyone who knows the situation at the ground at Zeebrugge at this time?


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Re: Port visit Zeebrugge 2018

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i think one of them is kept here, during Lunchtime at work (Beernem), we saw a UH-60 Blackhawk (medevac markings, didnt see the registration) on the back of a lorry :shock:
quite a surprise as i thought they would better take the freeway, not the scenic route :wink:
was propably heading for Chievres.
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Re: Port visit Zeebrugge 2018

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For the Belgian Navy days on June 30th and July 1st, a US Chinook and Blackhawk arrived yesterday for static display.
Also ships expected that can carry a helicopter are HMS Montrose (UK) and Zr.Ms. Tromp (NL).
Belgian Navy will static display a NH90 and Drone Maritime Tactical Unmanned Aerial System (MTUAS).
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