The Challenge of Piracy

Piracy continues to be a major challenge, especially off the east and west coast of Africa. Danish shipowners spend as much as DKK one billion every year on security measures.


A massive multi-pronged approach has dramatically reduced the problem of piracy off East Africa. However, the problem remains unresolved, especially in West Africa, and comes at a high economic and human cost for the shipowners.


Because of that, Danish Shipping continues to battle piracy in all relevant fora and organisations around the world. We are also involved in initiatives set up to help the locals in the concerned areas, offering them an alternative to piracy.