HMNZS Manawanui (A09)
HMNZS Manawanui in 2010
|Name:||HMNZS Manawanui (A09)|
|Builder:||Cochrane Shipbuilders Limited, Selby|
|Displacement:||911 tonnes standard|
|Length:||43 m (141 ft)|
|Beam:||9.5 m (31 ft)|
|Draught:||3.2 m (10 ft)|
Two 565 hp Caterpillar marine diesels with twin shafts. Bow thrustersDiesel with controllable-pitch propeller
|Speed:||11 knots (20 km/h)|
|Range:||5,000 nmi (9,300 km; 5,800 mi)|
|Complement:||24 officers and ratings|
HMNZS Manawanui (A09) was commissioned in 1988 as a diving support vessel for the Royal New Zealand Navy. Originally she was built as a diving support vessel, the Star Perseus, for North Sea oil rig operations.
Manawanui has a capability to hold station over a fixed position. She has a triple lock recompression chamber, a crane with 13 tonne lifting capacity, wet diving bell and a small engineering workshop. She also has limited deck cargo carrying capacity.
- Field, Michael (19 August 2009). "Fatal ship wreck photographed". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
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