TFN’s Stuart Dowell visits the myths and mysteries associated with the legendary luxury liner that was the MS Piłsudski.
VIDEO: On the night of May 4-5, 1942, the crew of ORP Błyskawica repelled a Luftwaffe attack on Cowes, a town on Britain’s Isle of Wight that lies off the south coast of England. To mark the 80th anniversary, the Polish warship ORP Wodnik will arrive in the port of Cowes on Thursday morning.
Regarded as one of the greatest curiosities of North-Western Poland, leading authority in the field Jan Iwańczuk says he has now found the answer to what the 90-metre WWII vessel on Lake Dąbie was used for.
Poland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that a Pole was among the crewmembers taken hostage during an attack on the container ship "Tonsberg" in the Gulf of Guinea.
Striking in their intricacy, the stamps depict the Polonia, Kościuszko and Pułaski, three ships once known as ‘the Princess’s jewels’. With two also serving in the war, the hero boats were once the pride of Poland.
The 17-metre-long, 5-metre-wide ’Father Bogusław’ saw it’s ‘technical launch’ on the Żerański Kanał Monday, after being transported from the Kamilinian Social Welfare Mission in Warsaw.
Two German-owned, but Polish-registered, vessels face being stripped of their right to sail under the red-and-white flag of Poland owing to their work on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, Poland's deputy minister of infrastructure told PAP on Friday.
Holding Poland’s highest military decoration, the Gold Cross of the Order of Virtuti Militari, the Błyskawica has been described as being “a precious national relic”, not to mention a symbol of Polish heroism.
At least 100 wrecks have been classified as a “high priority” because they contain significant amounts of fuel that poses a threat to the natural environment.
Measuring 125 metres in length, and accommodating 126 passengers, the ship from Crist shipyard in Gdynia will include a yoga studio, spa, saunas with ocean views, two infinity hot tubs and a lounge with panoramic views. It will also tout sixty-nine luxury cabins, among them a number of 40 sq/m suites.