Royal Fiji Navy boost

Vessel refitted in Australia.

Refurbished Naval Vessel Strengthens EEZ Security


The refurbished Royal Fiji Navy Kikau that’s due back home in April will strengthen the navy’s role in carrying out its security tasks in Fiji’s exclu­sive economic zone (EEZ) says Commander of Fiji Navy Captain (Navy) Humphrey Tawake. He said most of the vessel equip­ment had been upgraded, making it the most sophisticated in the South Pacific.

EEZ borders five Pacific Island nations, of Vanuatu to the west, the Solomon Islands to the northwest, Tuvalu to the north, Wallis and Futuna to the northeast, Tonga to the southeast, with around 40 per cent of the EEZ bordering interna­tional waters.

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