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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Danish Anti-Piracy Fleet

Well, here's a way to put your shipyards to work:
Denmark plans anti-pirate fleet

Denmark is reportedly planning to build a fleet of patrol ships for African coastguards to fight Somali pirates.

The Danish Shipowners’ Association has been talking to a range of East African countries about a plan, Maritime Danmark reported.

The DSA was not available to discuss details with Fairplay today, but the Danish newspaper DR Nyheder reported that the project would be worth hundreds of millions of dollars. The plan would see the fleet built at Danish yards, financed in part with money from the UN’s development aid budget.

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