Between the 13th and the 14th of September, the Dockwise semi-submersible, heavy-marine transport vessel, Mighty Servant 1, was safely escorted by EUNAVFOR warships through the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC) in the pirate infested waters of the Gulf of Aden.
The Mighty Servant 1 is currently transporting the Hull of the North Sea GjÃ¸a platform from the Samsung yard in South Korea to Norway. The EUNAVFOR Belgian warship Louise-Marie, participating in the European Operation Atalanta, was tasked to escort the vessel for two days before handing her over to EUNAVFOR Swedish warships K11, STOCKHOLM and K12, MALMO, which continued the escort.
Transport of the hull was given high priority due to its vulnerability and importance. The vessel is slow-moving and lies low in the water, making it easier for pirates to board.