[RAW VIDEO] HMNZS Wellington in the Southern Ocean chasing illegal fishers

The Navy has released some raw footage this afternoon of the HMNZS Wellington chasing down illegal fishers in the Southern Ocean.

Their press release states:

The Royal New Zealand Navy Offshore Patrol Vessel HMNZS WELLINGTON has concluded its maritime surveillance patrol in the Southern Ocean and will resupply in Dunedin today on her way to the Devonport Naval Base.

The ship will berth at 9am and sail at 4pm. She will arrive in Auckland on Friday, having been away for eight weeks.  

The NZDF Maritime Component Commander, Commodore (CDRE) John Campbell,  says that the ship and crew have done an excellent job in a challenging environment during the recent three-week patrol in the Southern Ocean.

“The Southern Ocean is one of the most remote and inhospitable areas in the world,” he said.

“During this patrol the captain and crew have encountered a range of difficult circumstances and they have risen to those challenges safely and professionally every time.

“In particular, they have found and intercepted several vessels fishing illegally and obtained valuable evidence to pursue international actions to bring down the syndicates responsible.”


– RNZN supplied footage

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