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Warning Issued to Ships: Potential Missile Fragment Risk in Busy Great Belt Strait

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 4, 2024
Denmark closes airspace and busy shipping lane following missile malfunction

The military has issued a warning to ships not to sail through the Great Belt strait, one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world. Denmark had to close part of its airspace due to the risk of falling missile fragments following a failed test on a navy vessel close to the Danish coast.

The National Maritime Authority made this announcement after a mandatory test on a navy vessel where the missile launcher could not be deactivated. This posed a risk as the missile could potentially fire and fly away until it was deactivated. A naval exercise was ongoing in the area at the time of the incident.

The warning covered an area of 5-7 kilometers of the Great Belt bridge, but it remained open for traffic. The missile was launched from the frigate Niels Juel, and specialists were deployed to investigate and resolve the issue. The police were also informed, and ships were asked to wait until everything was resolved before continuing their journey.

It is important to note that this failure only affected the booster and there was no danger of an actual explosion. However, it is still considered a serious incident that needs immediate attention and resolution before any further damage can occur. More information will be provided on this breaking news story as it develops.

By Samantha Nguyen

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