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Risk of Missile Fragments: Denmark’s Great Belt Shipping Lane Shuts Down

BySamantha Jones

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

On a recent day, Denmark was forced to close part of its airspace and a busy shipping lane in the Great Belt strait due to the risk of falling missile fragments following a failed test. The National Maritime Authority issued a warning to ships not to sail through the strait, which is the main maritime access to the Baltic Sea after a test on a navy vessel near the Danish coast.

The military stated that the problem occurred during a mandatory test where the missile launcher could not be deactivated, posing 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 to traffic. The missile was launched from the frigate Niels Juel, with the military attributing the failure to a technical issue. Specialists were dispatched to investigate and resolve the problem.

Despite this setback, there were no reports of any danger or explosion caused by this failed test. The police were also informed about this incident and ships were asked to wait until everything was resolved before continuing their journey through this area. Further details will be provided as more information becomes available on this breaking news story.

By Samantha Jones

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