Multi-Role Vessel Heads to Sea for Trials (Merwede shipyard)

The 8000 tonne Multi Role Vessel which is to be commissioned into Naval service in 2007, commenced two days of sea trials in Holland on 3 July.

A total of ten Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) and Ministry of Defence (MoD) personnel boarded CANTERBURY at the Merwede shipyard, Holland for 48 hours of sea trials.

The ten representatives embarked included Project Director, Commodore (Rtd) Gary Collier, Navy personnel involved in the setting to of machinery and systems prior to the sea trials and naval members of the MoD project team.