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  • 21 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    New Zealand intends to deploy a Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) inshore patrol vessel to Fiji for three months in 2018 to support maritime and fisheries surveillance. The RNZN inshore patrol vessel will be deployed to Fiji between May and August 2018. Later this year, a New Zealand offshore patrol vessel will also conduct complementary patrols […]

  • 13 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Australian Navy’s hydrography vessel HMAS Leeuwin arrived in Suva, Fiji, on Friday to undertake surveys. The vessel will stay in Fiji for a month and during that time it will work with the Fiji Navy to conduct ocean mapping surveys in Fiji territorial waters and training activities. This is the vessel’s first visit to Fiji in eight […]

  • 24 February 2016

    New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Murray McCully said that the Navy’s Multi-Role Vessel the HMNZS Canterbury would be sent to Fiji to support relief and recovery efforts following tropical cyclone Winston. According to a tweet by the Fiji government spokesman, 42 people were confirmed dead in the wake of the monster cyclone Winston which hit Fiji on Saturday, February […]

  • 4 March 2016

    Royal Australian Navy’s landing helicopter dock ship HMAS Canberra, stationed off the Coast of Fiji’s Koro Island, began amphibious operations March 2 to help those affected by tropical Cyclone Winston which struck Fiji on February 20. Commander Joint Task Force 635, Captain Brett Sonter, said the level of devastation on Koro Island would provide a […]

  • 1 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy patrol boat HMAS Wollongong participated in a four-day exercise with the Republic of Fiji Navy ship Kula during a recent visit to Fiji. Wollongong is on a South West Pacific deployment, which includes visits to the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia, as part of the Australian Defence Force’s enduring commitment to assist with […]

  • 12 August 2015

    The ship’s company of Royal Australian Navy Hydrographic ship HMAS Leeuwin was able to share a significant milestone recently with Fijian Navy colleagues. As the Republic of Fiji Navy marked their 40th anniversary on 25 July, Leeuwin was undertaking a survey of uncharted Fijian waters. Leeuwin is currently deployed to Fiji and is surveying waters […]

  • 21 May 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal New Zealand Navy has deployed its inshore patrol vessel HMNZS Taupo to help Fiji patrol its vast Exclusive Economic Zone and train its navy sailors for the second consecutive year. Taupo left Auckland on Monday to spend the next three months conducting maritime patrols in Fiji. The patrols by HMNZS Taupo, in support […]

  • 30 March 2016

    Royal Australian Navy’s landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra which was deployed to Fiji in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Winston is set to return to Australia March 30. Following a request from the Fijian government, HMAS Canberra was deployed to Fiji on March 1 to deliver humanitarian aid and assistance. HMAS Canberra was loaded with 60 tonnes of […]

  • 17 August 2016

    After the devastating cyclone named Winston hit Fiji on February 20, 2016 and left 42 people dead and caused significant material damage, Royal Australian Navy sent the HMAS Canberra landing helicopter dock to Fiji with 60 tonnes of emergency relief supplies, three MRH-90 helicopters and around 760 Australian Defence Force personnel including engineers, carpenters, electricians and plumbers to help […]

  • 18 March 2016

    New Zealand Navy’s multi-role vessel HMNZS Canterbury, currently supporting Fiji cyclone relief efforts, has returned to Fiji’s capital, Suva, to load more emergency supplies for Fiji’s northern outer islands and replenish her own supplies. Cyclone Winston, which hit Fiji on Saturday, February 20, 2016, killed 42 people and caused millions of damage. It has been described as one of the most […]

  • 15 March 2016

    Royal Australian Navy’s landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra returned to Suva, Fiji early on March 10 to conduct a resupply of essential aid and construction equipment intended for Fiji’s cyclone-ravaged Taveuni and Koro Islands. According to the Navy, twenty pallets of humanitarian aid were loaded onto landing craft and amphibious transport vehicles to embark in the ship, including water, shelter, hygiene […]

  • 23 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s Armidale-class patrol boat HMAS Wollongong arrived in Fiji, berthing at Kings Wharf in Suva harbor on Monday. Wollongong is visiting Fiji as part of a regular South West Pacific Deployment that helps to build relationships between the Republic of Fiji Military Force and the Australian Defence Force. During her deployment, the patrol […]

  • 10 June 2015

    The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrived in Suva, Fiji, June 7 for its first mission port visit of Pacific Partnership (PP15) 2015. This is the first visit to Fiji by a U.S. Navy vessel in nine years. Fiji and Mercy will host several subject matter expert exchanges and classes on […]

  • 19 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy minehunters HMAS Huon and Diamantina made a brief stopover in Suva, Fiji on their way back from a month-long deployment to the Solomon Islands. The stopover provided an opportunity to strengthen understanding and cooperation between the Royal Australian Navy and Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) defence forces. About fifty RFMF personnel toured […]

  • 16 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Royal Canadian Navy naval security team (NST) of approximately a dozen sailors deployed from Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt to Fiji to conduct force generation training with the Republic of Fiji Navy. This deployment is part of the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN’s) Poseidon Cutlass series of deployments and provides a persistent Canadian Asia Pacific presence. The NST is […]

  • 26 February 2016

    The Royal Australian Navy is contributing to the humanitarian assistance mission to Fiji in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Winston with three helicopters. Two MRH-90 helicopters will depart HMAS Albatross to join another MRH-90 from 808 Squadron onboard HMAS Canberra in Brisbane, Australia before the ship and embarked personnel sail to Fiji in the coming days, the […]

  • 15 October 2018

    Days after wrapping up the deployment’s first Fiji port call, US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) returned to Suva, Fiji, on October 14. USS Shoup previously arrived in Suva as part of the ship’s Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) deployment on October 3. The US Navy did not provide specific information as to why […]

  • 6 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s landing helicopter dock ship HMAS Canberra recently celebrated 2,000 deck landings. It was nine months after commissioning that Canberra reached 1,000 deck landings but only seven months on and the ship has doubled the mark. Canberra’s Commander Air, Commander Adrian Capner said it takes other ships in the Royal Australian Navy years […]

  • 19 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    US Navy’s hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) left the shores of Fiji June 19, to continue its Pacific Partnership 2015 mission after working alongside Fijian military, government and health professionals treating thousands of patients, conducting public health engagements and constructing new school facilities. The PP15 team met with the people of Fiji in Suva and […]

  • 6 September 2018

    The Republic of Fiji Navy ship Kikau will use the sea phase of Kakadu 2018 to work alongside regional partners including Australia and Tonga to boost joint capability. This is the first time that the Fijian Navy has participated in the bi-annual Kakadu regional exercise, although it has previously attended as an observer, according to […]

  • 1 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy is starting the second iteration of the large-scale regional engagement Indo-Pacific Endeavour (IPE 18), Australian defense minister Marise Payne has announced. A Task Group that will deploy as part of IPE 18 is scheduled to depart Townsville on June 2. Minister Payne said Indo-Pacific Endeavour is one of the ADF’s most important […]

  • 17 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) completed a port call in Suva, Fiji, February 14, and thereby became the first U.S. Navy ship to visit Fiji in 10 years. While in port Suva, the crew of more than 300 sailors actively integrated with the local community. Sailors visited Samabula Senior Citizens Home, […]

  • 1 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s Armidale-class patrol boat HMAS Wollongong has embarked on a voyage to the South West Pacific as part of the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) commitment to assist with building security capacity in the region. Wollongong’s South West Pacific deployment will see the Armidale-class patrol boat visit Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji and New Caledonia. […]

  • 3 July 2015
    Training & Education

    Twenty-four Australian Defence Force personnel have arrived in Bougainville onboard United States Navy Ship Mercy for Pacific Partnership 2015. More than 650 military personnel, as well as host nation and non-government organisation civilians will support the mission. Conducted annually, Pacific Partnership is a United States-sponsored humanitarian and civic assistance mission aimed at strengthening international relationships […]

  • 17 October 2016

    Royal New Zealand Navy’s multi-role vessel HMNZS Canterbury has returned from Sydney, Australia having completed a nine-week dry-docking period. After harbor acceptance trials were completed, the ship sailed into Devonport on October 10. The ship’s crew will now rest for two weeks alongside Devonport Naval Base before they proceed with aviation assessments and exercises. After a short visit to […]

  • 23 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The French frigate FNS Prairial will be visiting New Zealand for Exercise Southern Katipo 15 and will be berthed at Ports of Auckland over the weekend. A light frigate of the French Marine Nationale, the Prairial will also visit Nelson and Napier. Exercise Southern Katipo aims to test and evaluate the New Zealand Defence Force’s ability […]

  • 16 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal New Zealand Navy’s diving support and hydrographic survey vessel has arrived in New Zealand after a 46-day voyage from Norway. The former offshore support vessel MV Edda Fonn underwent conversion work in Denmark before heading for Wellington, via Panama. Future HMNZS Manawanui will officially be handed over to the to the Crown on […]

  • 5 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) have just completed almost five weeks of fisheries patrols in the high seas of the South Pacific. Compliance officers from MPI boarded and inspected 19 vessels during the operation, which was supported by Navy patrol vessel HMNZS OTAGO and a Royal New […]

  • 13 September 2018
    Training & Education, Vessels

    Australia’s largest maritime exercise has wrapped up in the Top End, following an intensive two weeks of realistic and challenging engagements from the air and the sea. This year, a total of 23 ships, 21 aircraft, a submarine and 3,000 personnel from 27 visiting nations participated in the exercise. “The exercise provided a useful opportunity to […]