Pasha Liman Base

The Pasha Liman Base or Pashaliman Base, also referred to as Vlora Naval Shipyard, is an Albanian navy base South of Vlorë, Albania.

Background

Pashaliman was the only Soviet base in the Mediterranean in the 1950s. It was the hot spot of conflict between the Russians and the Albanians in 1961 when Albania pulled out of the Warsaw Pact. Most ships currently there are out of operation. Following the collapse of the Communist regime, the base was rebuilt by Turkey and under a bilateral agreement the Turkish Navy has the right to use it.

Ship building

On Tuesday, 13 September 2011, at Pasha Liman naval base was held the releasing ceremony in water of the ship ‘ORIKU’. This ship was built in Vlora Naval Shipyard, in the framework of the contract with the Dutch company ‘Damen Shipyards’. In this ceremony attended Defence Minister Mr. Arben Imami, Chief of General Staff Brigadier General Xhemal Gjunkshi, Deputy Minister of Defence Mr. Ekrem Spahia, Naval Force Commander Rear Admiral Kudret Çela, Dutch Ambassador, Mr. Henk Van Den Dool, General Manager of the ‘Damen Shipyards’ Company, Mr. Rene Berkvens, force commanders, generals and other senior executives and directors of MoD and GS.[1]

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