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Maritime security

Danish Support to Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea. 

The Gulf of Guinea is home to intense maritime activity as it holds a wide variety of economic and marine resources. In recent years, the number of  criminal acts at sea, counting everything from piracy, pollution, to illegal traffic, illegal fishing, etc., have increased to the extent that the Gulf of Guinea is now considered to be one of the most dangerous shipping routes in the world. Together, these developments jeopardise the blue economy and national development of the entire region.

As a strong seafaring nation and a responsible actor in the maritime domain, Denmark is committed to promoting the freedom of navigation and maritime safety and security all over the world.


Thomas Raahauge Norup

Sector Counsellor, Maritime