Defence Minister: We need to expand Polish Navy
PR dla Zagranicy
The Polish Navy is growing, but more can be done said the Polish Defence Minister Tomasz Siemoniak.
Defence Minister Tomasz Siemoniak (2R) christened the ship on Thursday. Photo: PAP/Adam Warżawa
On Thursday, Minister Siemoniak launched and christened the ORP Ślązak (Silesian) patrol boat at the Naval Shipyard in Gdynia.
“The expansion of our Navy is not just sentiment and love which Poles have for the Baltic Sea, but also a necessity of our time,” Minister Siemoniak said during the ceremony.
“Before us lies another launch and subsequent decisions about rebuilding the strength of our Navy. […] I think this is good news for the whole of Poland: that we are returning with new ships built in Polish shipyards,” Siemoniak added.
Tomasz Siemoniak. Photo: PAP/Adam Warżawa
“There is no doubt that we need such possibilities in the Baltic Sea. Even NATO, have started looking at the possibilities of the Sea because of what is happening in Europe and around Europe,” the minister concluded.
The ORP Ślązak is the first new Polish-built Navy ship in 21 years. (rg)
Souce: PAP, Polish Radio