ShippingWatch

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.

Read the whole article

Get 14 days free access.
No credit card required.

An error has occured. Please try again later.

Get full access for you and your coworkers.

Start a free company trial today

More from ShippingWatch

"Mixed lobbying" hinders Maersk from elite status on climate efforts

Think tank InfluenceMap has mapped out how well global companies like Unilever, Ikea and Maersk are performing in terms of meeting climate requirements and whether their words match their deeds. Ambiguous communication stands in the way of Maersk reaching the top, the think tank explains to ShippingWatch.

Danske Bank makes commitment to CO2 neutral loan portfolio by 2050

By 2050 at the latest, Danske Bank's loan portfolio must be fully CO2 neutral. The bank, which provides loans to shipping as well as the oil and gas sector and also supports the Poseidon Principles, isn't ready yet to set out short-term intermediate targets on the road towards CO2 neutrality.

Further reading

Related articles

Trial banner

Latest news

See all jobs