Strait of Hormuz
Denmark contributes to the European naval operation AGENOR in the Strait of Hormuz. The mission is to ensure the free movement of ships in the important and busy waters.
From August to December 2020, Denmark contributed to AGENOR with the frigate Iver Huitfeldt and its crew. Photo: Iver Huitfeldt / The Armed Forces
The European naval operation AGENOR in the waters around the Strait of Hormuz was launched in 2019, when the security situation in the area around the Strait of Hormuz escalated and several commercial ships were subjected to attacks with explosive charges. Other incidents also created insecurity for shipping at sea and exacerbated the already tense situation in the area. The purpose of AGENOR is to reduce the risk of such incidents and thus create greater security for shipping in the area of operations. In addition to the Strait of Hormuz, it also includes the Arabian Sea, the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.
The operation includes an international staff and ships and aircraft from several European countries. Denmark is currently contributing staff officers.
From January to April 2021, Denmark headed AGENOR.
From August to December 2020, Denmark contributed to AGENOR with the frigate Iver Huitfeldt and its crew. With the ship was also a Seahawk helicopter and soldiers from the Military Police and Maritime Special Forces.
Denmark has contributed staff officers to the operation since its establishment in January 2020.
Period of timeFra 2020