World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


Australia to construct replacement Pacific Patrol Boats

Australia to construct more than 20 replacement Pacific Patrol Boats

On 6 June, Defence Minister David Johnston announced that the Australian Government has brought forward an open competition with Australian industry to construct more than 20 replacement Pacific Patrol Boats.

The Australian Government will work closely with the Samoan Government on the replacement for the Samoan Patrol Boat Nafanua.

The replacement vessel will be steel hulled and have a greater capability than the current patrol boats. The design of the vessel will be finalized in close consultation with partner countries.

Australia’s Maritime Surveillance Adviser to Samoa, Lieutenant Commander Mal Parsons, said ‘I am thrilled with the prospect of the new vessel with its improved capability and the benefits this would bring for Samoa’. He noted that the Nafanua does a great job in patrolling Samoa’s waters.

Minister Johnston’s announcement reiterates the Australian Government’s ongoing commitment to broadening and strengthening the region’s capacity to respond to maritime security, fisheries protection and transnational criminal threats.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Snap Election In Britain

The election call is entirely opportunistic and self-serving and will – regardless of the outcome – put Britain in a worse negotiating position for managing its Brexit. More>>

Turkey: Observers Say Erdogan’s Constitutional Referendum Flawed

Lack of equal opportunities, one-sided media coverage and limitations on fundamental freedoms created unlevel playing field in Turkey’s constitutional referendum, international observers say. More>>

ALSO:

Westminster: NZ PM Condemns London Attack

“London is a place many thousands of New Zealanders have visited and called home, and where many more have friends and family based, so this attack feels very close to home,” Mr English says. More>>

ALSO:

Amnesty: Campaign Mass Hangings And Extermination At Syrian Prison

A chilling new report by Amnesty International exposes the Syrian government’s calculated campaign of extrajudicial executions by mass hangings at Saydnaya Prison. Between 2011 and 2015, every week and often twice a week, groups of up to 50 people ... More>>

Russian Hack Job?: White House - Actions In Response To Russian Malicious Cyber Activity & Harassment

President Obama authorized a number of actions in response to the Russian government’s aggressive harassment of U.S. officials and cyber operations aimed at the U.S. election in 2016. More>>

Israel/Palestine: Michael Field - Background To How Israel Nearly Went To War With New Zealand

New Zealand and Senegal managed to get the United Nations Security Council to pass resolution 2334 which said Israel’s settlements in Palestinian territory violate international law and undermine a two-state solution in Israel's conflict with Palestine. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news