A look inside New Zealand naval frigate Te Mana at Saigon Port

By Thanh Nguyen   September 26, 2018 | 02:04 pm GMT+7

Royal New Zealand Navy frigate HMNZS Te Mana arrived in Saigon Tuesday with nearly 200 crew members for a four-day visit.

The ship has 118 meters overall length and 14.8 meters beam width. It has a standard displacement of 3,600 tons with a speed of 27 plus knots, 6,000 nautical miles, and 178 max complement of 178 naval personnel.

The ship is 118 meters long and has a beam of 14.8 meters. It has a standard displacement of 3,600 tons and top speed of 27 plus knots, a range of 6,000 nautical miles, and a complement of 178 personnel.

Te Mana is one of the two important warships of RNZN. The other warship, Te Kaha visited Da Nang back in June 2017.

The Te Mana is one of the two most important warships of the New Zealand navy. The other, the Te Kaha, visited Da Nang in June last year.

SH-2G Super Seasprite, a ship-based helicopter, helps to extend shipboard sensor and provides weapon capabilities against several types of enemy threats.

SH-2G Super Seasprite, a ship-based helicopter, helps extend shipboard surveillance and provides weapons capabilities against several types of enemy threats.

Commander Lisa Hunn (R) is the first female commanding officer of an RNZN frigate. This visit marks a strong diplomatic relations between New Zealand and Vietnam, she said.

Commander Lisa Hunn (R), the first ever woman commanding officer of a New Zealand frigate, said: “This visit marks the strong diplomatic relations between New Zealand and Vietnam.”

Te Mana also has helicopter boarding area at the back of the ship. Ship personnel gets ready to welcome honoree guests.

The Te Mana has a helipad on its stern. In this photo, the crew gets ready to welcome honored guests.

The ship has a radar system for combat and surveillance purpose.

The ship has a radar system for combat and surveillance purposes.

Crews perform Kapa Haka, a traditional art performance.

The crew does a kapa haka performance.

After its four days visit to Vietnam, Te Mana come to Singapore.

After Saigon, the Te Mana’s next port of call is Singapore.

 
 
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