Jan Fritz Hansen

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The Danish Shipowners’ ‘call to arms’ against piracy

The Ports and Ships website is reporting that the Danish Shipowners’ Association has officially requested the Danish government to “lower the threshold” for placing armed security guards onboard Danish vessels.  Currently, they are only allowed to do so in what is termed “extreme circumstances.”  The increasing risks associated with piracy […]


A profitable situation – for both sides?

The February 2010 issue of SEAPOWER magazine in its section entitled “Intercepts” (p. 10) contains the following comment by Jan Fritz Hansen, Vice President of the Danish Shipowners’ Association: “The waters east of Africa are a grey zone because developing countries don’t have resources to fight pirates. It’s a temporary solution […]