Denmark to Deploy Warship to the Gulf of Guinea for Anti-Piracy Patrol

Denmark’s Defence Ministry has announced plans to deploy a warship to the Gulf of Guinea in late 2021 to tackle piracy off the coast of West Africa.

40 percent of the instances of piracy happen in the Gulf of Guinea. Last year, at least 140 seafarers were abducted off the coasts of Nigeria, Cameroon and other West African countries.

Speaking on the issue of piracy, Denmark’s defence minister said, “It threatens the security of Danish and international crew, and we can’t just stand by watching. We must stand up and support the right to free sailing.”

The ship is expected to be deployed for five months, from November 2021 to March 2022. It will fight piracy and escort civil ships passing through the area.

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