Danish Patrol Boat Refused to Obey Orders, Helped Migrants Reach Greece
Danish Defence Minister Trine Bramsen had no qualms about the Danish mission disobeying an order to push back a boat full of migrants, adding that they “solved the task based on the mandate they were given”.
A Danish boat that monitored the Aegean Sea as part of Operation Poseidon, a border control mission to support Greece, coordinated by Frontex, refused to send back migrants they picked up from the sea, Danish officials told Danish Radio.
Operation leader Jens Møller of the Danish Police told Danish Radio that they had picked up 33 migrants who went to Greece in a rubber boat when they received orders from Poseidon headquarters to send them back outside Greece’s waters.
The Danes refused to obey the order, which they called “controversial” and “life-threatening”. The inflatable boat, according to a crew member, was not in “seaworthy condition”.
The migrants were taken to the Greek island of Kos. Several of the crew members said that the rules of good seamanship dictate the obligation to help people at sea.
” Siden juni 2019 har Danmarks to patruljebåde deltaget i 86 migranthændelser og håndteret 1.817 flygtninge og migranter. “
“Bagefter har de som oftest sejlet passagererne, der kan være ældre mennesker, kvinder samt børn helt ned til toårs-alderen, ind til havnen på Kos. De fleste er dog yngre mænd, fortæller de.”
Med andre ord – de danske patruljebåde fungerer ikke som beskyttelse af EU’s ydre grænse. De er i realiteten menneskesmuglernes forlængede arme og befordrer invasionen af unge mænd i den militærdygtige alder: “De fleste er dog yngre mænd“ .