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21 May - 18 Aug: Maritime Support for Fiji - HMNZS Taupo

  • The Navy’s inshore patrol vessel HMNZS Taupo will spend  three months conducting maritime patrols in Fiji. The NZDF, with support from the Ministry for Primary Industries, will help Fiji patrol its vast Exclusive Economic Zone and train its Navy sailors for the second consecutive year. The patrols by HMNZS Taupo, in support of the Republic of Fiji Navy, will involve the usual compliance monitoring activities, which include two Fishery Officers from New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries assisting with boarding and inspection of vessels.
  • Media Release

27 Jun - 2 Aug: Ex RIMPAC 2018 - HMNZS Te Mana

  • Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC). RIMPAC is the U.S. Navy's premier and world's largest maritime exercise.
  • Started in 1971 (AS, CA, NZ, UK, US)
  • RIMPAC 2018:
    25 nations
    46 ships
    5 subs
    17 national land forces
    200+ aircraft
    25,000+ personnel
    400+ DV/VIPs from 16 nations
  • NZDF contribution:
    1 x frigate
    1 x Seasprite helicopter
    2 x P-3K2 Orion aircraft
    1 x detachment of navy divers
    1 x Sea Combat team, and

27 July 2018 - Maritime Component Commander Change of Command

  • Commodore Mike Millar will take over as Maritime Component Commander from Captain Dave McEwan at a ceremony at Devonport Naval Base, Auckland

3 August 2018 - HMNZS Te Kaha Change of Command

  • Commander Brock Symmons will take over as Commander of HMNZS Te Kaha from Commander Steve Lenik at a ceremony at Devonport Naval Base, Auckland
  • Te Kaha is currently receiving a systems upgrade in Canada

3 August 2018 - HMNZS Otago deployment

  • HMNZS Otago will deploy on a four-month deployment. She will be assisting Pacific nations to protect their fishery resources

12 August 2018 - BCT 18/2

  • Basic Common Training (BCT) 18/02 commences
  • 18 weeks of basic common training for about 119 trainees at Devonport Naval Base, Auckland

13 August 2018 - Keel Laying Ceremony

  • The keel laying ceremony for the future HMNZS Aotearoa will be held at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea.
  • The keel laying marks the official ‘birth day’ of the ship and is an important ceremonial occasion which in earlier days represented the initial piece of timber which would make up the ships backbone.
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