The Navy come to Nelson

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Port Nelson has opened its docks to the Navy.

The specialist diving vessel, HMNZS Manawanui sailed into Port Nelson this morning.

Nelson Regional Naval Officer, Commander Cathy Knight says the crew have been very busy.

“They were very involved with the search and finding of the fishing vessel that sunk down in Canterbury recently and they were also involved in Exercise Southern Katipo which is still ongoing,” says Cathy.

“It’s just here to resupply and for the crew to catch their breath.”

The HMNZS Manawanui and her crew will be in port until Sunday.