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Poland resurrects Ratownik

8th September 2020 - 12:30 GMT | by Michal Jarocki in Warsaw


After a few months of uncertainty, Poland has relaunched the Ratownik programme to procure at least one modern rescue and salvage ship for the Polish Navy.

The Polish MoD decided to skip the open tender procedure and selected state-owned PGZ as the main partner for Ratownik.

Ongoing discussions between the MoD Armament Inspectorate and PGZ (and a number of its subsidiaries) focus on the programme budget and delivery schedule, as well as industrial workshare. Shephard Defence Insight estimates the programme value at $432.8 million.

Ratownik is earmarked to replace two elderly Piast-class ships (ORP Piast and ORP Lech) which entered

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Michal Jarocki


Michal Jarocki

Michal Jarocki is a Shephard correspondent based in Warsaw, Poland. He is reporting on military …

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