HMNZS Taupo concludes surveillance operation in Fiji
5 August, 2018, 11:00 pm
THE Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) inshore patrol vessel, HMNZS Taupo has concluded its surveillance operation in the country.
In a bid to send clear message to those considering illegal fishing activity, New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) had inspected 140 vessels so far.
Earlier this morning, HMNZS Taupo also conducted a a joint navy exercise with the French Naval Ship La Moqueuse on waters of Southeast of Suva.
Commanding Officer of HMNZS Taupo Lieutenant Ben Flight said they conducted a passive exercise with the French Navy.
“This means two vessel sailing side by side with each other,” Lieutenant Flight said