Denmark assumes responsibility of European naval effort in Strait of Hormuz

The joint European mission Emasoh in the Strait of Hormuz will be led by Denmark for the next six months. The joint mission was established after several merchant vessels were attacked with explosives in the strait in 2019.

Minister of Defense Trine Bramsen at frigate Iver Huitfeldt's return from the Strait of Hormuz in December 2020. Photo: Foto: Forsvarsministeriet

For the next six months, Denmark will have the overall responsibility for the joint European naval effort in the Strait of Hormuz, which aims to protect international shipping in the troubled region.

Today, Wednesday, Denmark assumes control of the joint European mission Emasoh in the Strait of Hormuz, which is an important passage into the Persian Gulf south of Iran and east of Saudi Arabia. Nearly a third of all oil in the world is shipped from here.

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