Den Helder Harbour / Den Helder Haven + Marsdiep
The harbour consists out of a military and a civil part.
The Royal Netherlands Navy fleet has Den Helder harbour as it's home base.
Twice every three years Navy Fleet Days are organized around summer holiday. Dutch and foreign ships have public access and ship helicopters are exhibited on board.
Helicopters that perform flying demonstrations operate mostly from a sports field at the harbour. Sometimes one or more helicopters are exhibited on a static show. Fixed wing aircraft, such as Coast Guard aircraft operated from Maritime Air Station De Kooy or another airfield.
Occasionally foreign ships or even a maritime group visit Den Helder harbour. Usually
ship have one or two helicopters on board. When the maritime group stays for more than one week, helicopters can be deployed to Maritime Air Station De Kooy.
The civil part of the harbour is mainly used by the off-shore industry. A small part is still being used by fishery ships.
On board helicopters are very rare in this part of the harbour.
Ship movements Den Helder harbour at www.newdeep.nl (Dutch language)