A frigate of the Royal Navy of the Netherlands “Ruyter” (De Ruyter) will depart for six months in the Persian Gulf. According to Naval News, citing the Dutch government, the mission of the ship will begin in January 2020. “To enhance the safety of navigation in the Persian Gulf region since the end of January until the end of June 2020 the Netherlands will join France initiated the mission in the Strait of Hormuz (EMASOH, European-led mission in the Strait of Hormuz – ed.)”, – reads the statement of the Dutch government. Amsterdam notes that tensions in the Persian Gulf in recent months has increased steadily. “Incidents that hinder civil navigation and cause uncertainty have direct implications for the world economy, including the Dutch shippers. This has a direct impact on the interests of the economy and security of the Netherlands”, – said in the Dutch government. Mission EMASOH is in the Western part of the Gulf of Oman, Eastern Arabian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz. In addition to the frigate “Ruyter” the Netherlands plans to send to the headquarters operations group officers. “We will monitor the situation, to promote the free shipping. The Strait of Hormuz – important from the point of view of Economics Strait. Through it passes about 35% of oil delivered by sea transport – said the commander of the frigate “Ruyter” Theo Klootwijk. Is also a political signal. All efforts are aimed at preventing further escalation”.