View post tag: Witt July 17, 2013 View post tag: africa View post tag: Horn Back to overview,Home naval-today HNLMS Johan de Witt Sets Sail for the Horn of Africa View post tag: HNLMS View post tag: Counter-Piracy View post tag: Defence View post tag: ship View post tag: Navy View post tag: Defense View post tag: Naval View post tag: Transport View post tag: de View post tag: Amphibious View post tag: Johan HNLMS Johan de Witt Sets Sail for the Horn of Africa View post tag: sets View post tag: sail View post tag: News by topic HNLMS Johan de Witt, the amphibious transport ship, left Den Helder on July 14th for the Horn of Africa in order to take part in counter-piracy operations being conducted in the area.Johan de Witt will take part in the EU mission Atalanta as a staff ship for 4 months. During this time, it will accommodate an international staff led by Commodore Peter Lenselink.In addition to disrupting pirate activities, the naval ships acting under the EU flag in the area escort vulnerable vessels and ships sailing for the United Nation’s World Food Programme.[mappress]Press Release, July 17, 2013; Image: Dutch MoD Share this article
Danish shipping registries will soon expand with another 11 vessels which are set to fly the Danish flag.The units in questions are the ones belonging to the fleets of Danish shipping companies TORM and Dampskibsselskabet Norden A/S, according to the Danish Maritime Authority.“This builds on the historic milestone when Danish shipping registries recently reached 20 million GT,” the authority informed.Even though Denmark is not the world’s biggest ship registry, it is now in front when it comes to growth rate over the past year, which means that in just one month, the Danish International Shipping Register has grown from 20 to 20.5 million GT, with more than 700 ships registered in DIS.“It is encouraging to see the Danish flag continuing its growth. Our political initiatives are having a positive effect, and we will continue the efforts to reduce administrative burdens, digitalize and improve the framework conditions and overall service for the industry,” Brian Mikkelsen, Minister of Business, Industry and Growth, said.