CARRIERS: The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs will, in a few weeks, present an anti-piracy strategy to combat the escalating and violent attacks against commercial vessels off the coast of West Africa. The efforts will be long-term, sources tell ShippingWatch.
Denmark’s new anti-piracy strategy for 2015-2018 is nearing completion and will likely be ready for presentation in January. After the successful efforts off Somalia, the government is gearing up to fight piracy off the coast of West Africa – but this represents a far more complicated task.
Denmark will start fighting piracy off the coast of West Africa, according to the government’s new anti-piracy strategy for 2015-2018, which has been made available to ShippingWatch. After participating in the international anti-piracy efforts off Somalia for four years – efforts headed by the EU and NATO – it is now time to act on the piracy problem in the Gulf of Guinea, the vast sea area off the coast of Nigeria, among other countries, according to the Danish government.