Denmark to Deploy Frigate to Gulf of Guinea to Combat Piracy

Expressing its serious concern about the maritime security situation in the Gulf of Guinea, the Danish government announced that it plans to deploy a frigate to the region in the fall of 2021. The decision to deploy a naval vessel to the region comes after the Danish Minister of Defense and shipping companies including Maersk had spoken out on the dangers in the region and called for greater action.

As the world’s fifth-largest marine nation, Denmark says on average there are 30 to 40 Danish operated ships sailing through the Gulf of Guinea daily. They placed the value of the trade at $1.6 billion annually but as a seafaring nation said they believed their obligations extended to protecting all commercial shipping and the right to free navigation.

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Source: maritime-executive.com

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