Pirate Hunter HDMS Absalon Returns Home

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Following an eight-month deployment, Sailors aboard HDMS Absalon (L-16) are returning home to Denmark.

Absalon spent the last time of their deployment participating in Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, a multinational task force conducting counterpiracy operations to detect and deter piracy in and around the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and Red Sea.

During her deployment and her time with CTF 151, Absalon made contact with more than 80 suspected pirates during the deployment period, confiscating nearly 60 weapons and eight boarding ladders to be used as evidence in the prosecution of the suspected pirates.

As part of CTF 151, Absalon worked alongside ships from the United States and Turkey while coordinating with approximately 20 nations operating within the Gulf of Aden.

"There was one day when a distress call came over the international frequency saying that a motor vessel was being attacked by a pirate skiff," said Capt. Dan B. Termansen, Absalon's commanding officer. "We had our helicopter up and on scene, and the Turkish frigate Giresun put theirs up as well. With both helicopters on scene and the Absalon closing in, we were able to protect that vessel and keep them from getting pirated.

"Regardless of what flag a Navy ship may be flying out here, we're all working together to fight a problem that affects everyone," Termansen continued.

Maritime Reporter August 2013 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Maritime Security

RIMPAC Draws ADF Closer to Amphibious Future

More than 800 Australian Navy, Army and Air Force personnel are on their way home after taking part in RIMPAC, the world’s largest naval exercise, which concluded in Hawaii today.

Kenya Charges 9 Foreigners over Heroin Haul

Nine foreign nationals were charged in a Kenyan court on Thursday with trafficking the biggest ever single seizure of drugs at the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa.

Video: RIMPAC 2014 Ships Underway

The U.S. Navy posted a video showing Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014 operations underway. Watch as 42 ships and submarines representing 15 international

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1289 sec (8 req/sec)