An injured pirate has been medevaced from the Danish frigate Esbern Snare after being subjected to three rounds of amputation to address an infection.
he injured man was captured after a firefight between Danish forces and a group of suspected pirates on November 24.
After capturing the survivors, Esbern Snare brought them aboard and held them, waiting for a trial. The injured man had to have his leg amputated on board, but his condition did not improve.
According to Danish outlet DR and Ghana Business News, the man was evacuated to the International Maritime Hospital in Tema, Ghana for treatment after the ship’s medical team performed three rounds of surgery to remove infected pieces off his leg.
What is more, the injured pirate’s court-appointed attorney argued that he should be extradited and flown to Denmark for a higher level of care.
Namely, Danish prosecutors have been investigating options for transferring the suspects back to Denmark for legal proceedings, but until now no nearby country wants to support an extradition flight.