RNZAF P3 Orion locates Nuclear Fuel Ship
22 July 2002
RNZAF P3 Orion locates Nuclear Fuel
A Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion successfully
located at 9:30 AM the vessels carrying nuclear fuel,
Defence Minister Mark Burton confirmed today.
expected, the ships were found well outside New Zealand's
200-mile exclusive economic zone. They were found over 200
miles outside of the EEZ and over 200 miles South East of
Lord Howe Island.
Attached are photographs of the vessel,
Pacific Pintail, and its escort Pacific Teal.
The Joint Force
Operational Headquarters at Trentham will continue to
closely monitor the progress of the
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