Back to the Harbor

Two Royal New Zealand Navy ships arrived this morning.

The first was the frigate, HMNZS Te Kaha:

HMNZS Te Kaha

sailors and gun

I’m not sure what this is, but it reminded me of Bender from Futurama:

Bender

I like the kiwi:

Kiwi

The second ship was the tanker, HMNZS Endeavour (good name):

HMNZS Endeavour

Deploying a fender:

fender

Meanwhile, there was this stream of water. I assume it was coming from the fireboat.

stream of water

The USCG was zipping around:

Coast Guard zipping around

Nice to see a big needlefish:

needlefish

After playing photographer, I went to the ship to put a second coat of varnish on the rail.

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2 comments on “Back to the Harbor

  1. starbuck5250 says:

    Love that needlefish!
    The unknown Bender-like object is a Phalanx gatling gun; CIWS – Close In Weapon System. It’s often pronounced ‘see-wizz’. 3000 rounds per minute, whew! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phalanx_CIWS

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