Denmark wants to increase maritime security in Gulf of Guinea

The Danish Minister of Defense, Trine Bramsen, now wants to look into the possibility of strengthening Denmark's efforts against piracy in the Gulf of Guinea. Focus on the issue has been renewed after a Torm vessel was attacked last week.

The Danish Minister of Defense, Trine Bramsen (Social Democratic Party), now wants to examine whether it is possible to increase security in the Gulf of Guinea. | Photo: Jens Dresling

The Danish Minister of Defense, Trine Bramsen, is alarmed about the escalating piracy attacks in the Gulf of Guinea and is now exploring possibilities for Denmark to intervene.

This weekend, a vessel owned by Danish tanker company Torm was attacked. The minister says that she will look into whether the ongoing Danish efforts can be strengthened and examine what "other initiatives we can implement".

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