Several countries to dispatch warships in fight against pirates in the Gulf of Guinea

When Denmark deploys a frigate to fight pirates in the Gulf of Guinea off the West African coast in November, it will enter a network of warships from five to six other nations, says Danish representative for maritime security Jens-Otto Horslund to ShippingWatch.

Danish special envoy for maritime security, ambassador Jens-Otto Horslund. | Photo: Foto: Udenrigsministeriet

When Denmark deploys its frigate to the Gulf of Guinea off the coast of West Africa in an effort to fight pirates and protect trade vessels, the Danish warship will be part of a network of naval vessels, with expected representation from five to six nations, says ambassador Jens Otto Horslund, who was appointed to special envoy for maritime security in January, to ShippingWatch.

This fall, operational vessels from Spain, Portugal, France and Italy will patrol the waters in the Gulf of Guinea, and more nations will join later, much like the Danish frigate.

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