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Chief of the Naval Staff of Denmark conducted a visit to the Lithuanian Navy


On September 24 Commander of the Royall Danish Navy Rear Admiral Torben Mikkelsen and an escorting officer conducted a visit to the Lithuanian Navy, the guests were welcomed by Commander of the Lithuanian Navy Rear Admiral (lower half) Arūnas Mockus.

The Danish delegation conducted the visit in order to familiar with the organisation, activity and capabilities of the Lithuanian Navy. The guests were shown around the Lithuanian Navy HQ, Naval Flotilla, Sea and Coastline Surveillance Service, and the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre.

Lithuania has four Flyvefisken class patrol ships - LNS Žemaitis (P11), LNS Dzūkas (P12), LNS Aukštaitis (P14) and LNS Sėlis (P15) acquired from Denmark. Interesting detail: the present Chief of the Naval Staff of Denmark once served aboard the present LNS Sėlis (P15).

The multirole Flyvefisken class patrol ships were added to the Patrol Ship Division of the Lithuanian Navy in 2008-2010. The ships were built in Denmark in 1989-1994. Flyvefisken class vessels are convenient to be readjusted for MCM, surface warfare or other combat purposes within a short time.

Information by the Lithuanian Navy

Photo credits: MCPO M. Karpuzovas, Seaman A. Bertulė

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