Supreme Sovereignty

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, wife of Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Coordinating Minister for National Security after the naming proclamation and naval tradition champagne breaking.

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 ceremony was also attended by 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) and other distinguished guests.

1 DPM stands for Deputy Prime Minister
2 DSTA stands for Defence Science & Technology Agency