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More agreements on prosecution of pirates in the pipeline

In the foreseeable, Denmark hopes to have agreements on prosecution of pirates in place with two additional companies, states the Danish Foreign Ministry. Those are important steps in the fight against piracy, and Denmark is at work on the bilateral negotiations.  

The Danish Foreign Ministry hopes to soon be able to enter into an agreement with Tanzania and Mauritius on the transfer of suspected pirates for prosecution. The agreements have not yet been finalized, but Denmark hopes that we can make it happen in the foreseeable future, says chief advisor for the Danish Foreign Ministry, Christine Pii Hansen.  

“It is difficult to give an exact estimate for when the agreements can be expected to be arranged, but we hope that it will not take several years. In accordance with our piracy strategy, Denmark has a vessel in the Indian Ocean for about six months a year, and therefore, it is relevant for us to enter into the prosecution agreements,” says Christine Pii Hansen to ShippingWatch.

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