Danish HDMS Absalon Sails for NATO’s Counter-Piracy Op

This week HDMS ABSALON (Denmark) has joined NATO’s counter-piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD and is en route to East Africa, following a port visit to Aqaba, Jordan.

Within the framework of the port visit to the Mediterranean Dialogue partner nation, NATO’s Allied Maritime Command Chief of Staff, Rear Admiral Giorgio Lazio, met with military leaders, including Jordan’s Brigadier General Qassem Fadeel Tanashat, Commander of the Royal Jordanian Naval Force.

The deployment of HDMS ABSALON builds upon previous deployments in maintaining relationships that are vital to the successes of the counter-piracy operation. The vessel’s crew remains in support of Operation OCEAN SHIELD for the next few months, during which time they will work to enhance Somali and partner nation capacities to confront their maritime security challenges and eliminate the threat of piracy in the region.

Image: Danish Navy