On the fourteenth of December 2021, we began sea trials of the MCMV “Mewa”.
The first stage is scheduled for the seventeenth of December. It includes tests of the navigation system and propulsion. The second stage is planned to be held after the New Year. The sea trials are attended by representatives of the Ordering Party, service technicians and a group of employees of our shipyard.
“Mewa” is the third minehunter being built for the Polish Navy and the second in a series, following “Albatros”, ordered in December 2017 by the Armament Inspectorate of the Ministry of National Defence.
The initial prototype MCMV – ORP Kormoran – was delivered to the Ordering Party in 2017.
The first ship of the two ordered in 2017 – “Albatros” – has already completed sea trials with specialists from Ośrodek Badawczo Rozwojowy Centum Techniki Morskiej (OBR CTM) SA in terms of verification of the integrated combat system.
The “Albatros” and “Mewa” mine destroyers are being built by a consortium with Remontowa Shipbuilding SA as the leader, comprising OBR CTM SA and PGZ Stocznia Wojenna.
Photo: Sławomir Lewandowski