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Kiwi ship open to the public on Anzac day

21 April 2010

Inshore Patrol Vessel, HMNZS ROTOITI, under the Command of Lieutenant Andrew Hogg, will berth in Auckland City on Anzac Day 25 April 2010 as part of the Queens Wharf Opening Festival.

HMNZS ROTOITI will be open to the public from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on ANZAC Day.  Lieutenant Andrew Hogg warmly invites the public of Auckland City to visit the ship and meet members of the crew.

What: Port visit by Inshore Patrol Vessel HMNZS ROTOITI during the Queens Wharf Opening Festival.

When: Sunday 25 April 2010 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Where: Eastern side, Queens Wharf, Auckland City.

Particulars of HMNZS ROTOITI

Pennant Number:  P3569
Displacement:       340 tonnes
Length overall:       55 metres
Beam:                      9 metres
Speed:                    25 knots
Range:                   3,000 nautical miles
Complement:        Core ship's company: 20 
Government agencies:   4 
 Additional personnel:    12
Total: 36

For further information please contact Lieutenant Sarah Campbell, Senior Media Adviser-Navy 021 244 0638.

Background

The Inshore Patrol Vessels are specifically designed to undertake a range of tasks for several Government agencies including Customs, Ministry of Fisheries, DoC, Police, MFAT, NZDF and Maritime New Zealand. Their introduction will enhance Navy's recruitment and retention as these ships frequent ports around the NZ coast.


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