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New Zealand joins anti-piracy effort

22nd January 2014 - 13:21 GMT | by Jonathan Tringham in London


A frigate from the Royal New Zealand Navy is set to join NATO’s anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden, for three weeks from 23 January.

In a statement on 21 January, defence minister Jonathan Coleman confirmed the frigate HMNZS Te Mana will join Operation Ocean Shield with NATO forces to participate in the alliance’s counter-piracy exercises in the region.   

‘New Zealand is committed to international efforts to tackle piracy. Participating in NATO’s Operation Ocean Shield is a good opportunity for the New Zealand Defence Force to test its interoperability with contributing NATO nations,’ said Coleman.   

‘This deployment

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Jonathan Tringham


Jonathan Tringham

Jonathan Tringham is a former Shephard staff reporter based in the UK. Jonathan worked in …

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