Major Navy re-supply mission to sub-Antarctic islands underway
A three week re-supply and maintenance mission to New Zealand’s remote and inhospitable sub-Antarctic Islands requires all the carrying capacity the Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN) multi-purpose logistics vessel, HMNZS Canterbury, can provide.
This is an annual operation to the Auckland and Campbell Islands conducted by the RNZN on behalf of government agency partners, Department of Conservation and MetService.
Replenishment at sea
Royal New Zealand Navy Leading Marine Technician Ashley Welsh holds line to mark distance during a replenishment-at-sea aboard the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) in the Philippine Sea.
USS Germantown, part of America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the US 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners, and serves as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.