|HDMS Hvidbjørnen (F360)|
|Laid down:||2 January 1991|
|Launched:||11 October 1991|
|In service:||30 November 1992|
|Class & type:||Thetis-class ocean patrol vessel|
The HDMS Hvidbjoernen (da: Hvidbjørnen, older Danish for polar bear) is a Thetis-class ocean patrol vessel belonging to the Royal Danish Navy.
Hvidbjoernen served as a platform for Commander Danish Task Group from 1998 to 2002, whereafter her sister ship Thetis assumed the role.
During a patrol in Faroes waters, the French trawler Bruix (c/s: FTID) was suspected of illegal fishery. When approached by Hvidbjørnen the French trawler refused to let an inspection team aboard and started to sail towards the territorial border. During the chase the two ships collided (no persons injured).
The Hvidbjoernen and the HDMS Ejnar Mikkelsen participated with Danish air elements in sovereignty and Search and Rescue exercises off Greenland's west coast. The vessels patrol took them to the Nares Strait, close to Hans Island, the approaches to the Northwest Passage, and to Lancaster Sound. In Lancaster Sound they joined in a Search and Rescue exercise with the Canadian Coast Guard vessel the CCGS Henry Larsen.
- Beviserne er i hus mod den franske fisker in Danish
- Flugttrawler fik beslaglagt last in Danish
- Hvidbjørnen getting repairs in Lerwick Harbour, Shetland
- "Update: Denmark's Arctic Assets and Canada's Response — Northern Deployment 2009: Danish Navy & CCG in the High Arctic". Canadian American Strategic Review. 2009-09. Archived from the original on 2009-09-12. http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.casr.ca%2Fid-arcticviking-northern-deployment-09.htm&date=2009-09-12.
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