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Aug 27 16 1:13 AM
lesa wrote:it wasnt gear was a crew size issue i think only one team in the small crew
Aug 27 16 8:54 AM
40 deg south wrote:lesa wrote:it wasnt gear was a crew size issue i think only one team in the small crewCore crew of the new tanker is quoted as 64, up from 50 for current Endeavour. Perhaps that will give them the numbers to refuel two ships at once?
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Jan 5 17 7:52 PM
The New Zealand government announced in July 2016 that it has approved the RNZN's plans to acquire a new fleet tanker for NZD493 million (USD342 million).
"The RNZN's requirements called for a platform capable of sustaining a task force with marine and aviation fuel, dry stores, food, water, and ammunition, but also incorporating a limited sealift capacity to support ground forces and undertake humanitarian assistance and disaster relief [HADR] operations," said Commander Des Tiller, project director of the fleet tanker acquisition programme at the RNZN.
"We also stipulated that the ship should capable of carrying out missions in the challenging Antarctic environment as far south as the Ross Sea and McMurdo Sound, and be able to operate in weather conditions up to Sea State 9 and conduct unrestricted RAS [replenishment-at-sea] and helicopter operations in Sea State 5," he said.
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Tender responses were submitted by South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in a teaming arrangement with BMT Defence Services, Germany's Flensburger Shipyard, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in partnership with Rolls-Royce, and the Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Navantia.
Jun 14 17 8:51 AM
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