EUR 39.6 million for building a new vessel for the Lithuanian Armed Forces


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will replace the Lithuanian Navy’s search and rescue ship Sakiai, which was built in 1986 and is said to be technically outdated.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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