Denmark Sends Officers And Frigate To The Strait Of Hormuz To Join French And Dutch Navy
The Royal Danish Navy (Kongelige Danske Marine) will join the French Navy and Royal Netherlands Navy as part of the French-initiated, European-led mission in the Strait of Hormuz (EMASOH). The EMASOH takes place in the western part of the Gulf of Oman, the eastern part of the Arabian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz.
The Danish contributions will include a staff officer contribution from the beginning of 2020 and – subject to parliamentary approval in 2020 – a naval contribution beginning in the fall of 2020.
Danish Navy Absalon-class. The new Danish contributions to the Strait of Hormuz will consist of a staff officer contribution for 12 months from the beginning of 2020 as well as – pending parliamentary approval – a naval contribution incl. helicopter and up to 155 personnel for 4 months from the autumn 2020.
There is another, similar coalition lead by the United States: the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC). The IMSC was established to deter malign activity, promote maritime security and stability, and ensure freedom of navigation and free flow of commerce in international waters throughout the Arabian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz, the Bab el-Mandeb Strait and the Gulf of Oman. Participants are the United States, Albania, Australia, Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom.