Van Goens and his group voyaged over Vaipin Island after the seventh day of the capture of the fort of Cranganore with an aim to seize it. Reaching the other side of the island they erected a temporary fort there christening it as 'New Orange'.
The Dutch then planned to attack the fort possessed by the Portuguese one and half century ago. The fort which has been the one constructed in India ever by an European power was named Fort Manuel after the Portuguese king in honour of him. The rise and growth of the Portuguese was from there. Now with an aim to drive them out from Kerala another European power, the Dutch has come over here. The name the Dutch gave the new small fort constructed by them with an aim to seize Fort Manuel was nothing but the name of the royal dynasty of Netherland.
They launched their attacks from the Fort of New Orange towards the centre and encampments of the Portuguese .The Eldest Lord of Cochin, in the meanwhile, came with the help needed by the Dutch making arrangements for gathering food items for them. The Portuguese became perplexed .They had already estimated the danger inherent in the loss of the fort of Cranganore. Lord Gotha Verma, the king of Cochin, and Sarmanto, the Portuguese governor, and officials were racking their brains .Though there arose an opinion to pounce upon the Dutch no decision was taken. In the meanwhile Van Goens landed ashore and walked into St. Iago Church along with the fighters and then on the following day escaped to Mattanchery. He was constrained to fight off the war-whooping Nair troops who took shelter in the nearby temple unable to face the fire power of the guns of the Dutch. Queen Gangadhar Lekshmi was arrested and brought under the custody of the Dutch. Following the arrest the Raja of Purakkad, the friend of the Portuguese came over with troops at Cochin. The Dutch started besieging the fort on three sides, under the commandership of Isbrand Gostie and Roothbans. The Portuguese started to crush the strategies of the Dutch and they got supplies and reinforcements from Goa and this resulted in the withdrawal of the Dutch from the scene. They started pondering over the strategies to reconquer the fort of Cochin after making arrangement for the protection of the forts, Cranganore and New Orange.
The very moment the Dutch started attacking Mattanchery Mattanchery is in Cochin (Ernakulam) District
Gotha Verma, the Raja of Cochin, escaped to Muttam (Chertalai) Muttom is in Alleppey District
. Coming to know of the stoppage of the siege of Cochin by the Dutch, he came back elated and festive with an entourage of 700 Nair soldiers. The town-dwellers received him with ululation and drum-beating without knowing that the Dutch was scheming to dethrone him and take back Cochin fort.