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Norwegian shipowners criticize Norway's absence in the anti-piracy operation

(BRUSSELS2) Norwegian shipowners are unhappy after the capture by pirates of the MV Asphalt Venture (which belongs to the Oslo group, Blystad Group) off the coast of Tanzania. They believe the government is not doing enough to protect them. “We do not understand that Norway does not participate as a naval power in international efforts to protect international maritime traffic near Somalia,” explains director Sturla Henriksen, general director of Norwegian Shipowners, in the columns of Afterposten. Defense Minister Grete Faremo replied that he would soon study the possibility of a new contribution to anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden

(Nicolas Gros-Verheyde)

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).