Killing of suspected pirates in the Gulf of Guinea radically change the picture of the operation

Esbern Snare's operation marks the first time an international navy vessel kills suspected pirates in the Gulf of Guinea. ShippingWatch has spoken to Dryad Global and Johannes Kidmose, head of the Centre for Maritime Operations under the Royal Danish Defence College, about the fallout.

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The killing of four suspected pirates in the Gulf of Guinea is the first operation performed by an international navy vessel that has ended fatally, informs British analyst firm Dryad Global.

In a comment to ShippingWatch, Dryad Global adds that the incident changes the picture of the operation dramatically.

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