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Inshore Patrol vessel visits Bay of Islands

20 May 2010

Inshore Patrol Vessel, HMNZS ROTOITI, under the Command of Lieutenant Andrew Hogg, will conduct operational port visits to Opua over the following two weekends:

  • arriving 4:00 pm on Friday 21 May and departing at 10am on Monday 23 May, and
  • arriving 4:00 pm on Saturday 29 May and departing at 10am on Monday 30 May.

ROTOITI will be coming into Opua to refuel and resupply the ship and to allow the ship's crew to have some down time.

Media Opportunity

To register interest in an interview with the Commanding Officer of HMNZS ROTOITI, please contact Lieutenant Sarah Campbell 021 244 0638. HMNZS ROTOITI will not be open to the public.

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

Commanding Officer – Lieutenant Andrew Hogg
Executive Officer    – Lieutenant David Luhrs

Ship Data

The IPVs are versatile vessels capable of multi-agency operations in support of national security tasks.

At 55 metres long and with a contracted 3000-nautical mile range (although the sea trials show that the range is likely to be in the region of 7000nm which is double the contracted requirement), they will contribute significantly to the patrolling of New Zealand’s 15,000km coastline, and our Exclusive Economic Zone out to 200 nautical miles. The primary role of the IPVs will be patrol and response to maritime security incidents within the inshore zone around New Zealand.

In addition to patrolling, an IPV’s tasks will include surveillance, response and boarding operations, and search and rescue. Secondary roles for the IPVs will be in New Zealand disaster relief and defence aid to the civil community.

The IPVs will have a complement of 20 naval personnel and four Government agency officers. They also have the capacity to host 14 additional personnel onboard for general naval training or other duties.


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, 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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