NZ Navy ready to help Fiji Navy in the future
November 3, 2017 8:16 pm
The New Zealand Navy is ready to help the Fiji Navy in the future with similar operation like the HMNZS Hawea.
NZFD Maritime Component Commander, Commodore Jim Gilmour says the work Hawea did was not only focused on fisheries but on customs and the safety of the environment.
Gilmour says their relationship with the Fiji Navy has also strengthened over time.
“If nothing else, the factor I trust has been built through the corporation between the RFN and the Royal New Zealand Navy and the New Zealand defence force and throughout the maritime community in Fiji has been heightened awareness of the safety and best practice when it comes to going to sea.”
Meanwhile, the HMNZS Hawea departs Suva on Monday.