12 Januari 2018

Royal New Zealand Navy to Decommission HMNZS Manawanui

12 Januari 2018


Diver support ship HMNZS Manawanui (photo : pinterest)

Royal New Zealand Navy diving support vessel HMNZS Manawanui is scheduled to pay a final visit to her homeport city later this month before being officially decommissioned in February.

The town of Whitianga in the Waikato Region of New Zealand’s North Island, is the home port for Manawanui, though it is not based there.

The ship will be in Whitianga from January 30 to February 5 for ceremonies and parades before it is decommissioned on February 23 at Devonport.

Manawanui is the Royal New Zealand Navy’s diving and mine counter-measures ship and was commissioned into the Navy in 1988. She was built in the UK in 1979 as a diving support vessel, the Star Perseus, for North Sea oil rig operations.


HMNZS Manawanui (photo : McRaes)

She is fitted with a triple lock compression chamber, a wet diving bell, a 15 tonne crane and workshop facilities including electric and gas welding equipment and a lathe. She has a four-point anchoring system to keep the ship in position when undertaking diving operations.

Manawanui is the third ship of this name to serve in the Royal New Zealand Navy. The name translates as “Big Heart”.

Manawanui, and the hydrographic ship HMNZS Resolution which was decommissioned in 2012, are being replaced by a single ship which will carry out both functions.

(Naval Today)

10 komentar:

  1. decomizion???pasti malaysie sangat menantikan hibah kapal nie....jom

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  2. Malay buruan beli kapal ini....buat nyari MH-370, kan lumayan hadiahnya 1T jadi kalo dipotong modal buat nebus kapal ini sisanya masih buanyakkkkkk

    BalasHapus
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    1. Iya bung sebab kapal nih punya teknologi tinggi

      Hapus
  3. Ngapain..

    Udah kontrak ama Ocean Infinity kok. Semoga ditemukan..aamiin.

    BalasHapus
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    1. Yup sudah ada beritanya..
      Aamiin mudah2an ketemu lah kasian sudah lama berada di bawah laut.

      Hapus
  4. Should donate to poor Indon Navy

    BalasHapus
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    1. Yeah malon is a rich country all over the world Wkwkwk

      Hapus
    2. sampe planet namek jugak donk om pit haha!不不不

      Hapus