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Earthquake - NZ Defence Force - Update 14

Media Release
Friday 4 March 2011
Christchurch Earthquake - NZ Defence Force - Update 14

HMNZS CANTERBURY has arrived in Lyttelton with her second consignment of supplies for Christchurch, including portable showers.

She will commence unloading when the tide allows, at approximately 2pm.

Media are invited to film or report on the offload of the consignment from 1330 (1.30 pm), at Port of Lyttelton. The ship is berthed directly in front of the tunnel exit, and can be accessed through a Navy checkpoint.

The load on CANTERBURY weighs 252 tonnes and consists mainly of drainage and general maintenance equipment such as:

5 x Excavators
1 x JCB Loader
1 x Works Ute and caravan
1 x Truck and compressor
1 x Large truck and transporter
2 x Large trucks and 3 axle trailers filled with heavy duty drainage equip
1 x Truck and generator
1 x Truck and trailer
1 x Ute
2 x trailers
1 x Large truck and 4 axle trailer
5 x Trenching frames
2 x 20ft containers
5 x large Porta-showers

NZ Army personnel continue with the cordon and street clean up taskings, and 10 trucks have deployed chemical toilets around the suburbs.

The Royal New Zealand Airforce Boeing 757 will conduct a scheduled flight today, and the Singapore Armed Forces C-130 Hercules will carry out a freight movement tasking.

New Zealand Defence Force SUPPORT BY THE NUMBERS

1796 NZ Defence Force personnel. At the peak of the operation on 2 March, 1796 NZ Defence Force personnel made up of 239 Navy, 1379 Army and 150 Air Force regular force and territorial/reserve personnel have been directly involved on the ground in Christchurch. There are many more personnel working in support of the operation in Burnham, Wellington, Linton, Ohakea, Devonport and Whenuapai.

10 RNZAF aircraft have been involved over the course of the operation, made up of Boeing 757s, C-130 Hercules, Kingair, Iroquois helicopters and the P3-K Orion.

The C-130 and B757s aircraft have moved a total of 4278 passengers and 268894 lbs of freight (a combined total weight including passengers, freight and baggage of 674639 lbs).

Army catering staff have been producing more than 5000 meals per day for Police, Fire Service, Search and Rescue teams and military personnel.

77 Unimogs, 47 Pinzgauer Light Operational Vehicles (LOV), and 28 Light Armoured Vehicles (LAV) formed part of the response, with the Unimogs mostly used for the transportation of equipment and stores.

Four Royal New Zealand Navy ships, the HMNZS CANTERBURY, HMNZS PUKAKI, HMNZS OTAGO and HMNZS RESOLUTION have all been involved with taskings.

The CANTERBURY has transported a total of 1707 tonnes of vehicles and equipment and 375 personnel in and out of Lyttelton.

129 Singapore Armed Forces personnel have been assisting NZ Defence Force personnel and the NZ Police on the cordon.

2 Singapore Armed Forces C-130 Hercules aircraft have been based at Whenuapai, and carried out taskings for freight and personnel movement.

ENDS

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