Not entirely sure why the article published a photo of HMNZS Resolution (hyrdographic survey ship) instead of HMNZS Te Mana (Anzac class frigate), but still… good to see the continuing RNZN contribution.
New Zealand Navy’s to assist in counter-piracy operations
The Royal New Zealand Navy’s off to assist in counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden.
The frigate HMNZS Te Mana left Devonport Naval Base this morning for the Middle East.
The ship’s presence aims to act as a deterrent to individuals attempting acts of piracy in the region.
It’ll join a multi-national maritime security task force by December this year.
Commanding Officer Commander Shane Arndell says the presence of warships in the area has seen acts of piracy drop in the last few years.