Royal New Zealand Navy delivers medical supplies to Tonga

The Royal New Zealand Navy dive hydrographic vessel HMNZS Manawanui will make a contactless port visit to Tonga next week to deliver medical supplies on behalf of a New Zealand charity. Manawanui, returning to New Zealand from the two-week Exercise RIMPAC near Hawaii, will arrive at Nuku’alofa on 15 September. The visit required diplomatic clearances from the Government of Tonga…

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HMNZS Manawanui heads to Rim of the Pacific exercise around Hawaii

July 28, 2020 – The New Zealand Defence Force will exercise key capabilities used in maritime surveillance and disaster responses while enhancing its interoperability with other nations during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise in August. The Royal New Zealand Navy dive and hydrographic vessel HMNZS Manawanui with 66 crew on board left Devonport Naval Base today to participate…

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Navy Ships Return to Sea in Hauraki Gulf

April 24, 2020 – The public will see more activity by Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) ships next week, as they carry out training in the Hauraki Gulf. Maritime Component Commander Commodore Mat Williams said that under Covid-19 restrictions non-essential training had been postponed for the past four weeks, even though operational capability was able to be maintained while the…

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