Thetwo Coastguard aircraft, type Dornier 228-212, PH-CGN and PH-CGC are managed by the Royal Airforce. Maintenance is done by Jet Support. The pilots are from the Royal Netherlands Navy and Royal Netherlands Airforce and the observers are from various ministries. These aircraft have navigation, communication, tracking, photo and video equipment onboard.
The tasks are:
- Support during SAR actions
- Tracking and Identifying pollution (oil/chemicals) and the source of the pollution.
- Upholding the law regarding nautical traffic.
- Maritime traffic research, (Name, ship type, nationality, loaded or empty, port of destination
and so on) to get an overview of the volume of traffic on the Northsea.
The standard crew is two pilots and two observers onboard these aircraft.