The new vessel will replace the Lithuanian Navy’s search and rescue ship Sakiai, which was built in 1986 and is said to be technically outdated.
Already 7 shipbuilders have submitted bids for a contract to build a new vessel for the Lithuanian Armed Forces.
The new vessel will carry out anti-pollution, and search and rescue tasks in the Baltic Sea.
The Defence ministry expects to sign a contract with the winning bidder in December and to have the vessel delivered in 2020.
The project is planned to be financed using EU funds.
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