These ships were designed for maritime surveillance and patrol missions around New Zealand’s 15,000-kilometre coast and out to the 200 nautical mile limit of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
The vessels have fully automated control and navigations system, powerful engines, modern communications and surveillance systems, active stabilisers and comfortable accommodation. Using their two RHIBs (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats) the IPVs can undertake boarding operations, surveillance and transport personnel. The RHIBs are launched using two automatic davits near the stern of the vessels. The ships are highly manoeuvrable and capable of speeds up to 25 knots (46 kilometres per hour).
Displacement: 340 tonnes
Beam: 9 metres
Draught: 2.9 metres
Length: 55 metres
Speed: 25 knots
Range: 3,000 nautical miles
Complement: 24 (core crew), 4 (Govt. agencies), 10 (additional personnel) Total 38
2 x MAN B&W 12VP185 Diesel Engines
Both vessels were built in 2009 by BAE systems in Australia and commissioned in New Zealand.
Built to Lloyd's Class.
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