National report of Aruba, Curaçao, Bonaire 1993–2004
The first FAD in the Netherlands Antilles was deployed on 9 March 1993 in Curaçao. In June, 2002 the programme was extended to Bonaire and in December, 2002 to Aruba. The Curaçao programme has been described in considerable technical detail in earlier publications: Buurt, G. van, 1995, 2000 and 2002. During the years, three basic designs of surface buoys have been tested.