New maritime vessel for New Zealand Police and Customs

A replacement for the Auckland Police launch Deodar ll will be operational by the end of 2007.

In a joint announcement today by the Commissioner of Police Howard Broad and the Comptroller of Customs Martyn Dunne, the tender for the new vessel has been awarded to a New Zealand-owned and operated company, Q-West Boat Builders Limited of Wanganui.

“This ushers in a new era in maritime safety and border control with Police and Customs working more closely together as part of the whole-of-government approach to enhance border law enforcement,” said Commissioner Broad.