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HMNZS Rotoiti: Open Day

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  • Sat 23 Apr ’16, 10:00am – 2:00pm


Port of Whangarei, Port Road, Whangarei, Whangarei District


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission


NZ Navy 75th

Date: 23 April 2016
Time: 10am to 2pm
Location: Whangarei

HMNZS Rotoiti is one of the Navy’s four Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPVs). The ships are designed for maritime surveillance and patrol missions around New Zealand’s 15,000 kilometre coast and out to the 200 nautical mile limit of our Exclusive Economic Zone. The ship is coming to Whangarei and this is a rare opportunity for you to have a good look over one of our ships.

What to Bring:
For safety, please wear closed toe footwear when embarking onto the ship.

Please also bring drinking water – as the ship will only be able to supply emergency water.

Sunscreen – there is little shade on-board.

H Wharf, Port Road, Whangarei

The IPVs 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 four ships regularly work with government agencies such as Fisheries, Customs, Police and the Department of Conservation and are frequent visitors to ports throughout the country.

HMNZS Rotoiti was one of the vessels that responded to the Mayday call from the MV RENA after it grounded on Astrolabe Reef in October 2011. The evacuation of RENA’s crew was co-ordinated by HMNZS Rotoiti using helicopters and Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats.

Capability and Role. The Inshore Patrol Vessels are designed to work around the New Zealand coast undertaking maritime security patrols, surveillance, boarding operations and search and rescue activities.

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