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  • 8 July 2014

    Three people were removed from their yacht to safety in a rescue coordinated today by the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ).   The 11 metre yacht Django was on a return trip from Fiji and 170 nautical miles (NM) north of North Cape when RCCNZ was alerted this morning that it had issued a […]

  • 3 September 2015

    Royal New Zealand Navy’s Protector class offshore patrol vessel, HMNZS Otago, on August 28th, 2015, hosted a change of command ceremony. LT CDR Andrew Sorensen assumed command of HMNZS OTAGO from LT CDR Tim Garvan in a ceremony alongside at Devonport Naval Base. The ceremony was presided over by the Chief of Navy RADM Jack […]

  • 14 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Royal New Zealand Navy’s Offshore Patrol Vessel HMNZS Otago has been conducting trials this week, according to social media.   On Tuesday the ship successfully conducted acceptance trials for her 25mm gun. On Wednesday, as part of EX PEKAPEKA, Otago conducted deck and wet helicopter winching with RNZNAF 3SQN. HMNZS Otago (P148) is a Protector […]

  • 7 February 2014

    HMNZS Otago, a Protector class off-shore patrol vessel of the Royal New Zealand Navy, has ventured into the freezing colds of the Ross Sea around Antarctica within Operation Castle.   See how the Navy coped with the challenges of the extreme weather conditions and adapted to changes on the way. Otago left New Zealand in […]

  • 5 February 2014
    Training & Education

    The Royal New Zealand Navy Ship, HMNZS Otago, has spent the last two months in the freezing cold of the Southern Ocean, where she monitored fishing.   The ship was deployed to the region in November 2013, as part of the New Zealand’s membership of the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources. […]

  • 9 February 2017
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has launched a moored wave buoy which will help study gigantic Southern Ocean waves described as “liquid Himalayas”. Offshore patrol vessel HMNZS Otago launched the wave buoy about 10 kilometres south of remote Campbell Island, the furthest south such a device has ever been launched. The buoy is part of a collaborative project […]

  • 15 March 2013

    Millions of miles of ocean have been under surveillance by the Royal New Zealand Navy in the past six months, and the Commanding Officer of HMNZS OTAGO is proud of his ship and crew’s contribution. “In six months, OTAGO has travelled 15,000 nautical miles, the equivalent of seven circumnavigations of New Zealand. We have conducted […]

  • 28 May 2012
    Training & Education

    The Navy has successfully conducted trials of flying an SH-2G Seasprite helicopter from the deck of one of its Offshore Patrol Vessels, HMNZS OTAGO, marking a significant milestone in achieving the ship’s full operational potential. The trials have been conducted over the past month during which the Seasprite conducted 161 landings and takeoffs from OTAGO’s […]

  • 12 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    One of the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s (RNZAF) newly acquired fleet of Seasprite helicopters is embarking on its first operational mission with an offshore patrol vessel (OPV) to help transport 23 government staff and about seven tonnes of vital equipment and supplies to the remote Kermadec Islands. An SH-2G (I) Seasprite, one of eight that […]

  • 22 February 2013

    Eleven days in sub-Antarctic waters has proven a successful mission for the Royal New Zealand Navy and Department of Conservation (DoC), working together to achieve a variety of tasks on land and sea. Offshore Patrol Vessel, HMNZS OTAGO was assisting Conservation Staff with transport between the Campbell, Auckland and Snares Islands. Commanding Officer of HMNZS […]

  • 31 January 2017

    A New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) offshore patrol vessel is transporting staff and supplies to the remote Campbell Island, in the sub-Antarctic region. The OPV is carrying more than seven tonnes of timber and equipment to the islands that is home to six species of albatross and the world’s rarest duck. Commodore Jim Gilmour, the Maritime […]

  • 22 February 2011
    Training & Education

    The first of those personnel, the army’s high-readiness capability force, came ashore at dawn yesterday. The troops were on board the navy’s 85 metre offshore patrol vessel HMNZS Otago and landed at the Timaru Yacht Club wharf. Within hours of the landing the Sea Scouts headquarters in the yacht club compound was turned into a […]

  • 15 June 2017

    Royal New Zealand Navy Commander Lisa Hunn became the first woman to assume command of a New Zealand Navy frigate, during a change of command ceremony for HMNZS Te Mana at Devonport Naval Base, on June 14. The June 14 ceremony was one of five that took place in the RNZN in May and June. […]

  • 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 August 2015

    Australian Navy Hydrographic ship, HMAS Leeuwin has completed a successful tri-nation fisheries operation in the Western Pacific. Operation NASSE was coordinated from Noumea, New Caledonia, and was established to enforce the conservation measures legislated by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission. HMAS Leeuwin was undertaking broader duties as part of Operation RESOLUTE and was […]

  • 7 September 2018

    The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has inspected 23 foreign-flagged fishing vessels on the high seas as part of joint maritime patrols it conducted recently with three other countries. Offshore patrol vessel HMNZS Otago and a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion aircraft supported the maritime surveillance operation with the three other member-countries of […]

  • 17 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The two vessels were retired after only ten years of service.

  • 19 November 2012
    Training & Education

    HMAS Tobruk (II) once again proved her amphibious force, undertaking the bilateral exercise, Pae Tata, off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand over November 05-15.  Commander Task Group, LTCOL Glenn King, 1RNZIR, said Pae Tata successfully exercised NZDF Force Elements in the conduct of operational level planning and tactical level execution of amphibious operations. “Tobruk […]

  • 4 July 2012
    Industry news

    Work on building the Navy’s two newest boats—TAKAPU and TARAPUNGA—is advancing steadily at Opua in the Bay of Islands, at the hands of a team led by boatbuilder Perrin Clarke of Northland Spars and Rigging, under the eye of designer Alan Walker of Coastdesign Naval Architecture. Each 9.2 metres long with a beam of 2.68 […]

  • 20 November 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US State Department has approved a possible sale of eight Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block 1B missiles and thirteen SM-3 Block 2A missiles to Japan for an estimated cost of $561 million. In an announcement on November 19, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency said the contract also included SM-3 1B and 2A missile canisters, […]

  • 10 January 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US State Department has approved the sale of Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) anti-ballistic missiles to the the government of Japan, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on January 9. Japan’s order is worth an estimated $133.3 million and includes four Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missiles and four MK 29 missile canisters used to launch guided […]

  • 13 September 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) guided missile destroyer JS Atago (DDG-177) has successfully intercepted and destroyed a US ballistic missile in a test conducted off the coast of Kauai in Hawaii.  The test was supported by JMSDF and the United States Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in cooperation with the US Navy. As explained, the […]

  • 18 December 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Lockheed Martin a $135.8 contract for work on the development and integration of the Aegis Baseline 9 systems for Japan Maritime Self Defense Force destroyers. The Baseline 9/BMD 5.1 variant is referred to as J7 for Japanese destroyers. The contract award follows a test from February this year which marked […]

  • 16 August 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a $490 million contract to equip additional Japanese, Republic of Korea and U.S. Navy destroyers with the integrated AEGIS air and missile defense (IAMD) capabilities. According to Lockheed Martin, the ships will be equipped with Aegis Baseline 9, the latest evolution of the combat system, capable of IAMD. […]

  • 31 July 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Japan Marine United Corporation has launched the first of two new improved Atago destroyers for the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) at its shipyard in Yokohama. Launched in a ceremony on July 30, the lead destroyer was named Maya – after a mountain in Kobe and a WWII heavy cruiser – and will […]

  • 18 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force’s second Maya-class Aegis destroyer Haguru (DDG 180) was launched in a July 17 ceremony in Yokohama. Built by Japan Marine United (JMU) Corporation, the 170-meter destroyer is an improved version of the Atago-class ships that entered service in 2007 and 2008. The Maya-class will displace 8,200 tons and carry […]

  • 11 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The batch II destroyers will be capable of performing the ballistic missile defense role.

  • 9 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    GE Marine Solutions, a subsidiary of the U.S. engineering giant General Electric, announced it would provide two LM2500 aeroderivative marine gas turbines for the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force’s (JMSDF) new 8,200-ton class Aegis destroyer. The turbines will be installed by IHI, the Tokyo-based company responsible for the construction of propulsion systems for Japan’s destroyers. “GE’s LM […]

  • 25 April 2016
    Training & Education

    HMAS Yarra has arrived in Bundaberg to participate in the Queensland city’s Anzac Day commemorations including the Bargara Remembers Dawn Service and Anzac Day March. The Huon class minehunter and her crew of 46 will spend five days in the city while en-route to Cairns as part of her diving and mine countermeasures training. Lieutenant […]