Danish frigate departs for Red Sea to join Operation ‘Prosperity Guardian'

Danish frigate departs for Red Sea to join Operation ‘Prosperity Guardian’

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31 January 2024

by Kate Tringham

Iver Huitfeldt sets sail from Korsør on 29 January. The frigate is Denmark’s contribution to strengthening maritime security in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. (Rune Dyrholm/The Armed Forces)

The Royal Danish Navy (RDN) has despatched its air-defence frigate Iver Huitfeldt (F 361) to the Red Sea where it will participate in the US-led multinational task force Operation ‘Prosperity Guardian’.

Iver Huitfeldt set sail from Korsør bound for the Mediterranean on 29 January, the Danish Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed the same day. From there it will transit into the Red Sea to join Operation ‘Prosperity Guardian’ once parliament gives final approval, which is expected on 6 February, the MoD said.

The frigate is planned to operate in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden from early February until mid-April.

Danish Defence Minister Troels Lund Poulsen said that by contributing Iver Huitfeldt


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