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Ship Open to Visitors

Sunday 18th March 2018

HMNZS WELLINGTON is a Protector-class offshore patrol vessel of the Royal New Zealand Navy. It is one of the Navy's two Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs). The ships are designed for maritime surveillance, supply and support and patrol missions around New Zealand’s 15,000-kilometre coast, the southern ocean and into the Pacific.

In recent years WELLINGTON has undertaken several patrols to the Southern Ocean where she has undertaken surveillance and boarding of fishing vessels, supported Department of Conservation bases in the Sub-Antarctic Islands and visited McMurdo Sound in the Antarctic.

In November 2016, WELLINGTON, along with HMNZ Ships TE KAHA, CANTERBURY and ENDEAVOUR and ships from Australia, Canada, and the United States deployed to Kaikoura following the massive 7.5 earthquake that jolted North Canterbury on 14 November - Operation AWHINA.

The ship is visiting Nelson from 18 to 20 March 2018 and will be open to visitors on Sunday 18 March with a gold coin donation as a fundraiser for the Nelson Tasman Hospice.

Family Friendly Free


March 18


1pm - 4pm


Nelson & suburbs


Lay Up No.1 Wharf, Port Nelson
Vickerman Street, Port Nelson
Parking available on the wharf

Tickets, Bookings and Entry


Ph. 0274 368406


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