The Danish vessel Absalon, which currently heads Task Force 150 in the Gulf of Aden, has been good at catching pirates - but the overall mission is a failure if the pirates cannot be brought to justice, according to the Social Democrats and the Socialist People's Party.
Social Democratic Defence Spokesman John Dyrby Paulsen says that as a result, the Absalon should be brought home when its current mandate ends on April 1.
"Absalon's preventive effect just dissipates as pirates become aware that Absalon is unable to do anything other than put them ashore so they can resume their piracy the next day. Its absurd," says Paulsen.
Socialist People's Party Defence Spokesman Holger Nielsen also says his party will consider not renewing Absalon's mandate.