Polish navy gets new mine destroyer | Polish Radio Theatre production short-listed for BBC Audio Drama Awards | Poland move up to No. 22 in FIFA rankings | Police activity at former „Zatoka Sztuka” club in Sopot

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The Polish Navy has taken ownership of a new minesweeper this week.

The Polish Defence Minister delivered the news via Twitter on Thursday. The newly commissioned vessel which has been named „Seagull” is the third of its type to be supplied to the Polish navy since 2017. Three more mine destroyers have been commissioned to be built in the coming years. The minesweepers are station in Gdynia as part of Poland’s 13th Mine-sweeping Flotilla. With a displacement of 850 tonnes, minimum range of 2,500 nautical miles and maximum speed of over 15 knots, the 58-metre-long warships are intended to locate and neutralise naval mines, including through underwater drones.

Source – Polskie Radio


A Polish Radio theatre production has been short-listed for a prestigious award from the BBC, it has been announced.

The production is entered into the 2023 BBC Radio Audio Drama Awards in the Best European Drama category. Entitled Let Me Tell You, the production is a moving portrayal of the way Alzheimer’s disease has affected one family’s life. The finalists of the BBC Audio Drama Awards will be revealed on February 7th, and the winners will be announced on March 19th in a ceremony at the BBC’s Broadcasting House in London.

Source – Polskie Radio


Poland has moved up four places to 22nd place in the FIFA football rankings following it’s performance at the World Cup this year.

The Polish team, captained by star striker Robert Lewandowski, reached the last 16 of the World Cup before being eliminated by eventual runners-up France. Brazil are at the top of the FIFA rankings, followed by world champions Argentina. France are at No. 3, ahead of Belgium in fourth spot. Poland in 2017 had climbed to No. 5 in the FIFA table, the best result for the Polish team since the world football governing body’s ranking was launched in 1992. Poland’s lowest place in the world rankings was 78th, in 2013.

Source – Polskie Radio


And finally, police in Sopot have been conducting investigations at the former „Zatoka Sztuki” club that was at the centre of a teen sex exploitation scandal some years ago.

The investigations are thought to be related to the disappearance of Iwona Wieczorek 12 years ago after she never made it home after a night out in Sopot. Recently two persons of interested were arrested in connection with the teenagers disappearance although at this time there has been no major breakthrough in the investigation.

Source – Radio Gdańsk


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