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Pasha Liman Base

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Type  Naval Base
Controlled by  Albanian Naval Force
In use  Albania  Turkey
Pasha Liman Base

The Pasha Liman Base or Pashaliman Base, is an Albanian navy base South of Vlorë, Albania.


Cold War History

Pashaliman was the only Soviet base in the Mediterranean in the 1950s. It was the hot spot of conflict between the Soviets and the Albanians in 1961 when Albania pulled out of the Warsaw Pact and the dispute of the four Whiskey-class submarine ownership which Albania had seized. 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.

Modern History

Three of the Albanian Navy's four Damen Stan patrol vessels were built at Pashaliman, the most recent completed in 2014. Currently, four retired Whiskey-class submarines previously owned by the Soviet Union are still located on the facility alongside Albania's active-duty naval vessels. They can be seen via satellite images of the base.

The Naval Force often operates naval exercises in the Bay of Vlorë, out of Pashaliman. This includes exercises with other nations, such as the United Kingdom. The most recent exercise, Sarex '16, took place in April, 2016.

Turkey has assisted Albania in an effort to modernize the current Naval Academy and the repair facilities at Pashaliman

Civilian Facilities

A civilian naval engineering firm and shipyard also operates out of the military facility, providing a wide range of services.


Pasha Liman Base Wikipedia

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