Willemoes is ready for war. Now with video
The Danish frigate Peter Willemoes is now ready to go to war against ISIL, after a parliamentary decision. It will hapen today when the frigate joins the US aircraft carrier group in the Mediterranean fighting the terror movement.
Inspection vessels solve important task|
The Danish inspection vessel's main task is the assertion of sovereignty, ie ensure that the commonwealth's maritime borders will not be violated by foreign powers. Denmark usually has three vessels in Greenland - two patrol vessels and an inspection ship, all subject to the Arctic Command in Nuuk,
Absalon managed hectic voyage nicely|
It has been a hectic autumn for the support ship Absalon. It participated in escorting the chemical material that has been removed from Libya. Five commanders in the Army visited the ship before it sailed for Denmark.
Danish frigates lack weapons|
The Danish frigates lack weapons to defend themselves. The frigates will soon be equipped with new radar for missile defense, and thus they may become targets for Russian missiles, warns Russia's ambassador in Denmark, Mikhail Vanin. But they will not be equipped with the associated weapons.
MAN Diesel & Turbo supports Mercy Ships|
MAN Diesel & Turbo has expanded its partnership with Mercy Ships, a NGO provider of charitable healthcare. MAN PrimeServ, will provide spare parts for the MAN installations aboard the hospital vessel MV Africa Mercy to an annual value of EUR 250,000.
|MV Benita has sunk on its way to India|
The bulk carrier MV Benita, which ran aground at Mauritius on June 17 after a brawl broke out in the engine room, was being dragged from Mauritius to Alang in India to be scrapped. However, the ship sunk 93,5 nautical miles from Mauritius in 4,400 meter water depth.
|Sailors remembered with 25 cannon shots|
After 100 years, the cannon from the cruiser Rostock, which sank during the Battle of Jutland, has been retrieved and put in order. Now it is used as a salute cannon when the 100th anniversary of the battle is marked in Thyborøn, and a memorial park for the 8,645 victims is inaugurated.
Special Transportation through Storebælt|
Yesterday morning, the special vessel Happy Diamond from the Dutch shipping company Biglift was photographed as it passed through Storebælt. The company, headquartered in Amsterdam has a fleet of 15 special and heavy lift vessels.
Last B & W new construction sold for scrap|
The very last ship that was constructed on Refshaleøen in Copenhagen, Ever Mighty, has sailed its last voyage. The voyage went from Haldia in India to Chittagong in Bangladesh, where the ship is now being made into recycled materials.
Chinese warships visit Copenhagen|
Three ships of the Chinese navy have caused great attention in Copenhagen over the weekend, where they have visited the North Harbour. There was an open day on board the Chinese ships for employees of the Danish armed forces and their families on Saturday.
The royal ship has begun expedition|
The royal couple will visit Greenland abord the royal ship in the period from July 8-22, 2015. The program includes visits to North and West Greenland. H.M. The queen began the expedition in northern Greenland with a visit to Ittoqqortoormiit, Station Nord and Thule Air Base as well as visits to settlements in Savissivik.
|Holiday back in Aalborg after 30 years|
Many former employees at Aalborg Shipyard will probably stop by the harbor in Aalborg on July 16, when the cruise ship Magellan berths for a single day. Magellan is identical to the super-cruise ship Holiday, which was delivered from the closed Aalborg Shipyard.
|Drones can be heading to the Navy|
Drones will be able to help the Navy with spotting people in need of help and to send emergency help in advance in the future. The commander of the vessel Thetis took part in a debate at the People's Meeting on the drone technology
The Blue Denmark on Folkemødet|
Christopher Arzrouni, Børsens debate editor, focuses on the Blue Denmark's present and future. The debate "Can the Blue Denmark deliver growth?" will be held on Friday 12 June at 11:45 to 12:45 in Strandvejens Meeting Tent - Danchells Facility (A44) on Folkemødet in Allinge, Bornholm.
New Chairman of MHI Vestas|
MHI Vestas has gotten a new chairman. Masafumi Wani resigns after retiring as head of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Europe. He will hand the reins to Atsushi Maekawa. At the same time Hiromichi Morimoto is replaced by Yoshiyuki Hanasawa in the board.
The Royal Yacht out of hibernation|
The Dannebrog has left its hibernation in Frederikshavn, where the ship has gone through the usual maintenance before the beautiful yacht is ready to be shown off during the royal couple's visit around Denmark during the summer.
Tyrannical billionaire not shipping magnate|
It has long been a widespread belief that the creators of the American cartoon The Simpsons have caricatured the series' most unsympathetic figure - the tyrannical billionaire C. Montgomery Burns – on the Norwegian shipping magnate Fred Olsen.
|New Director of the Maritime Museum|
The current Director of M/S Maritime Museum in Elsinore, Camilla Mordhorst, has been appointed deputy director of the National Museum and will therefore stop as Director of M/S Maritime Museum this summer. The museum's board has begun a recruitment process to find a new director to expand the position which the new maritime museum has received.
|Sailing cafe in the waters of Fyn|
The concept of a café connects is often connected with Copenhagen-smart designer decor, cafe latte and newspapers on long sticks. In stark contrast to this is "The archipelago's smallest Café". It always sails – and this is how it should be.
The Stige ferry will be closed down|
On Friday, the Stig ferry which is Denmark's smallest ferry route will be sailing its last ordinary trip across the Odense Canal. The funds needed to replace the old ferries with new electric-powered ferries have not been acquired, thus ending 207 years of ferry services on the stretch.
Esbern Snare comes home on Friday|
After having been deployed to international missions since September 2013, the Danish warship Esbern Snare is finally returning to Denmark this Friday. The ship joined the hunt for Somali pirates on December 7 and is now on its way home to Frederikshavn.
Denmark claims the North Pole|
The Danish Government, together with the Government of Greenland ,filed claims on the continental shelf north of Greenland to the UN Plinth Commission - a 895,541-square-kilometer sea area which implies the North Pole.
Danish boat in the Volvo Race hit reef|
The first Danish boat in the world's toughest ocean race ever - Team Vestas Wind - has been discontinued after the boat hit a reef in Mauritius on Saturday afternoon. All crew members were rescued.
|Esbern Snare inspected in foreign port|
The Danish warship Esbern Snare has been busy for more than a year since the ship first participated in the NATO antipiracy-operation off the Horn of Africa and in January this year participated in the task of getting chemical weapons transported out of Syria, the Danish led operation RECSYR. The ship is expected to be back in Denmark just before Christmas, so it was necessary to carry out a major overhaul and repair in a foreign port
|Danish ship crew receives medal of bravery|
The crew from DFDS Seaways ship Britannia has received this year's "Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea", awarded by the IMO once a year for special heroism at sea. The crew was recognized for their efforts during a ship fire in November 2013.
Denmark increases humanitarian aid|
Minister of Trade and Development Mogens Jensen allocates DKK 60 million for relief efforts in and around Somalia, which has been hit by a food crisis. That brings the total Danish humanitarian contributions for 2014 up to DKK 133 million.
DMD participate in Culture Night|
Danish Maritime Days docks at Amalie Haven's Wharf during the Culture Night in Copenhagen on 10 October. Here you can get on Denmark's oldest training ship Georg Stage, and you can go on an adventurous journey toward the ocean floor.
Danes teaching maritime rescuing in Africa|
Two SAR specialists from the Marine Guard is in the Comoros with a Nordic team of instructors led by the Navy. They teach 18 officers from eight East African countries in search and rescue at sea.
In the city of Moroni - the capital of the Comoros in the Indian Ocean - the captain lieutenants John Strøbæk and Anders Moller from the Marine Guard are just now starting to teach African students in search and rescue at sea.
Dana Anglia return to Esbjerg|
The former England Ferry, Dana Anglia, which in recent years has sailed in the Mediterranean, will again get Esbjerg as base port when it in the future will serve as a floating hotel for Swedish offshore employees. On Tuesday afternoon, the ferry docked in Esbjerg for the first time in 12 years.
|Esbern Snare has been deployed for a year|
On September 21, 2013 Esbern Snare departed to be deployed for five months in NATO's anti-piracy operation off Somalia. Esbern Snare was scheduled to be returned to Denmark in late January 2014 to be in Denmark for six months before being deployed again in June this year.
|Tall.. Taller.. Tallest|
The training Ship Denmark is in many ways a ship that impresses no matter which port it visits. Partly because of the great rig that towers 39 meter and 60 centimeters up in the air.
Special transport through Fredericia|
On September 4th and 5th, a 38 meter long tube and a 21 meter long container successfully snuck its way through Fredericias narrow streets.
Wooden ships have begun the race |
On Tuesday, 60 ships went out on the first stage of the Limfjorden Rundt. Many ship interested people already gathered on Monday in Løgstør to see the many old wooden ships meet, before the race started at 8:30 this morning in Løgstør.
Islanders on Birkholm get free shipping |
Residents on the island Birkholm, which is under the Ærø Municipality, will now have free shipping on the route between Marstal and Birkholm. Ærø has chosen to use some of the funds from the state for the free shipping.
Ejnar Mikkelsen assists Sirius|
Since Juli this year, the inspection vessel Ejnar Mikkelsen has patrolled the National park North of Ittoqqortoormiit (Scoresbysund), North East of Greenland. The last three weeks Ejnar Mikkelsen has helped Sirius, by deploying depots along the shore.
|Danish ships met in the Gulf of Aden|
The Danish support ship Esbern Snare, which is currently on anti-piracy patrol in the traffic corridor in the Gulf of Aden, met the Danish container ship Maersk McKinney Møller which is en route to the East on Friday
|Many experienced Tall Ships Races|
A record amount of guests stopped by the Port of Esbjerg this weekend to experience the Tall Ships Races 2014. The goal was to break the record in 2001, when half a million visitors saw the Tall Ships Races in Esbjerg. The day before the finish was completed, the record was broken, and a total of 545,000 visitors came to the port of Esbjerg during Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Great parade of ships at Esbjerg |
On Tuesday afternoon, the 50 large sailing ships that took part in The Tall Ships Races 2014 from the Port of Esbjerg were anchored throughout Grådyb and are now scattered to the winds.
Cargo ship sails to Copenhagen|
The 32 meter long sailing ship "Tres Hombres" docked at Copenhagen yesterday. The special feature of the sailing ship is that it acts as the world's only cargo ship without an engine. With it is a cargo consisting of French wine, thus being delivered to Copenhagen utterly without any CO2 emissions.
Photos from ferry route Esbjerg-Harwich|
M/S Museum of Maritime is working towards arranging the autumn exhibition, which will be about DFDS ferry service between Esbjerg and Harwich, which closes after almost 140 years which have brought the Danes to England. In this context, the museum seeks photos of life on board the ferry.
Scorpion created panic on MS Bergensfjord|
An eight-year-old boy was most likely stung by a scorpion aboard Fjord Line ferry MS Bergensfjord. Now the staff is trying to find the animal, but it won’t be easy, because it can hide behind walls.