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Fijian Navy Unveils Name Of New Hydrographic Survey Vessel

The Republic of Fiji Military Force (RFMF) Naval Division has revealed the name of its newest hydrographic Survey vessel that will join the Fijian Navy fleet in November from South
06 Feb 2019 10:00
Fijian Navy Unveils Name Of New Hydrographic Survey Vessel
From left: RVS Tukoro, RFNS Kula, RFNS Kacau, RFNS Kikau, RFNS Lautoka and RFNS Levuka at the naval base in Suva. Photo: Republic of Fiji Military Force (RFMF) Naval Division

The Republic of Fiji Military Force (RFMF) Naval Division has revealed the name of its newest hydrographic Survey vessel that will join the Fijian Navy fleet in November from South Korea.

The newly built vessel will be named RFNS Volasiga, this was revealed by the Fiji Navy Fleet Operations Officer Lieutenant Commander Navy Timoci Natuva.

“The vessel will be fully equipped with hydro survey equipments,” Lt Com (Navy) Natuva Said.

“The Royal Fiji Navy (RFN) currently have five naval vessels which are RFNS Kikau, RFNS Kula, RFNS Kacau, RFNS Lautoka and RFNS Levuka.

“All ships can be used for maritime surveillance while RFNS Kacau is used for hydro graphic survey.

“The new hydrographic vessel Volasiga will help us enhance our service delivery in our waters especially in tightening our water boarder security.”

Meanwhile last year RFN conducted several sea operations which had turned out successful for the Naval division.

He said 2018 was an eventful year where the RFN not worked with partners like the Royal New Zealand Navy through operation Wasawasa.

“The RFN conducted patrols, SAR, drug enforcement tasking with the Fiji Police Force and VIP taskings such as providing security to the royal visit,”

“Fiji has an Exclusive Economic Zone of 1.3 million square kilometers with various boarder agencies like, Fiji Customs, Fiji Police Force, Fiji Fisheries, Immigration and Bio security that help us in looking after the Fiji’s waters.

“Naval officers work on normal eight to 12 hours, but on deployment you work 24 hours.

“Our operations room, Suva radio 3 DP and the base security is manned 24 hours.

“All naval officers are on call 24 hours and you can be called on short notice to work.

“We cannot eliminate all illegal activities but we can work with other government agencies, regional countries and international community to help control and minimize illegal activities in our waters.”

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