On Thursday, 29 July, the mine destroyer ORP Kormoran cooperated with the Pakistani frigate PNS Zulfiquar in a joint exercise called PASSEX.
As the Polish Navy informed, the ships’ crews practiced, among others, procedures of manoeuvring in formation, radio and signal communication and ships’ approaches to replenish supplies at short distances. At the end, in accordance with mariner’s custom, the so-called ‘steam past’ was performed, i.e. farewell to the vessels and mutual rendering of honours.
The mine destroyer ORP Kormoran was built at the Remontowa Shipbuilding SA shipyard from the Remontowa Holding Group. The vessel, designed to search for, identify and combat sea mines, was made of amagnetic steel and is equipped with an integrated command system, underwater observation, as well as remote-controlled mine-destroying vehicles. It is the most modern unit of this class in NATO, which was entirely designed and built in Poland. Over half a thousand Polish entities and institutions and suppliers cooperated on this project. The ship is part of the 13th Admiral Fleet Andrzej Karweta minesweeper Squadron of the 8th Coastal Defence Flotilla.
Photo: 8th Coastal Defence Flotilla; ORP Kormoran crew / Polish Navy / Facebook