Monday, 6 June 2016

Supreme Sovereignty

SINGAPORE TECHNOLOGIES announced by press release, the launch of Littoral Mission
Vessel (LMV) "Sovereignty" commemorated another significant milestone for the LMV Programme on 16 April 2016.

Being the second of the eighth locally-designed and built vessels in ST Marine, Sovereignty was launched by the Lady Sponsor, Mrs Teo Chee Hean - the wife of Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Coordinating Minister for National Security after the naming proclamation and naval traditional breaking a bottle of champagne across the ship's bow.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Guest-of-Honour, DPM Teo Chee Hean addressed the significance of the name Sovereignty having a long and distinguished history in the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN), protecting Singapore’s territorial integrity, waters and sea lines of communication.

The launch and naming ceremony was attended by other distinguished guests, including:  Dr Ng Eng Hen (Minister for Defence), Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman (Senior Minister of State for Defence and Foreign Affairs), Rear-Admiral Lai Chung Han (Chief of Navy, Singapore).

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