Alleged pirate says Danish military shot first in Gulf of Guinea

An alleged pirate engaged in a firefight with Danish special forces in the Gulf of Guinea made his statement in a preliminary examination at the City Court of Copenhagen. It ended with the alleged pirate being remanded in custody for a preliminary 25 days.
Photo: Petros Karadjias/AP/Ritzau Scanpix
Photo: Petros Karadjias/AP/Ritzau Scanpix
by ritzau & shippingwatch

It was Danish frigate Esbern Snare's Seahawk helicopter that first fired shots against the alleged pirates who entered a firefight with the Danish military in the Gulf of Guinea offshore of West Africa in November last year.

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