The Danish warship Absalon has detained two suspected pirate vessels off the Horn of Africa according to the spokesman for Admiral Danish Fleet Headquarters (SOK).
The two vessels were located by the Absalon’s armed helicopter, which was on patrol when it located the two vessels. SOK reported that a search party from the Absalon boarded the two vessels and found several objects ‘that pirates use when they hijack civilian vessels’.
There were 10 people on board the vessels who the Danish crew is now trying to identify.
“We are attempting to get more information regarding the seizure of the two suspected pirate vessels,” says SOK Press Officer Jesper H. Lynge.
The Absalon is part of the international Task Force 150, which is seeking out pirates along Africa’s eastern coastline.
Edited by Julian Isherwood