HMNZS ROTOITI - P3569
Modern, Versatile, Capable
The Navy's four Inshore Patrol Vessels are designed for maritime surveillance and patrol missions around the New Zealand coast and southwest Pacific. Their primary mission is to protect the security and prosperity of New Zealanders by undertaking maritime security patrols, surveillance, boarding operations and response to search and rescue call outs. The ships work with government agencies such as Fisheries, Customs, Police and the Department of Conservation on operations around New Zealand's 1500 kilometers of coastline.
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
The first of four Inshore Patrol Vessels, ROTOITI was built under Project Protector by Tenix Shipbuilding (NZ) Ltd.
Seven new ships joined the Navy's fleet under Project Protector. The first ship, the Multi-role Vessel, HMNZS CANTERBURY, was commissioned into the Navy in June 2007. Two Offshore Patrol Vessels have been launched in Williamstown, Australia: OTAGO in November 2006 and WELLINGTON in October 2007.
ROTOITI's bade are crossed Huia Feathers (A symbol of chieftainship)
The Navy’s Protector Fleet will comprise seven ships of three different classes; one Multi Role Vessel (MRV), two Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) and four Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPV).
The first ROTOITI was a loch-class frigate in service with the RNZN from 1948 - 1965. That ship earned a battle honour for two deployments to the Korean War (1951 - 1953). Today's ROTOITI and her sisters are modern, up to date ships with fully automated control and navigations system, powerful engines, modern communications and surveillance systems, active stabilisers and comfortable accommodation.