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Shipowners want to participate in surveillance of the Arctic

Danish shipowners want to participate in securing the safety of the Arctic through increased surveillance. The Danish Shipowners' Association is in negotiations with the Danish Armed Forces.

Danish shipowners want to partake in the effort when the surveillance of the Arctic is increased. The surveillance is traditionally undertaken by the Danish Armed Forces. But that's not sufficient, and the commercial fleet, due to its frequent sailing in the region, is in an obvious position to help with the effort, as is does in the Danish waters, says Jan Fritz Hansen, vice president of the Danish Shipowners' Association.

"Surveilling the Arctic is an even bigger challenge in Greenland and the Arctic than it is in Danish waters. The distances are huge, which means it's absolutely impossible for the gray ships to do this by themselves. That's why we're saying that it could be interesting to involve all ships sailing in the region as part of the surveillance and security effort in the area," says Jan Fritz Hansen to ShippingWatch

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