Crown Prince visits Norwegian forces in Gulf of Aden

Crown Prince Haakon has this weekend visited the Norwegian frigate “Fridtjof Nansen” which is on anti-pirate patrol in the Gulf of Aden.

The Norwegian frigate is command vessel for the NATO-led Operation Ocean Shield, which is a naval force deployed to prevent attacks on international shipping by Somali pirates off the Horn of Africa.

The Norwegian Crown Prince said he was satisfied that the operation is succeeding, and that he was pleased to be able to see for himself how the “Fridtof Nansen” was operating. The Crown Prince is himself educated in the Norwegian Navy, and served as second in command of a motor torpedo boat.


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