THE ROYAL NEW ZEALAND NAVY’S OFFSHORE PATROL VESSEL ‘HMNZS OTAGO’ GET HAMMERED BY A HEAVY STORM IN THE SOUTHERN OCEAN, WITH 65FT WAVES AND WILD WINDS!
During a three-week patrol in the Southern Ocean the HMNZS Otago was battered by a heavy storm. Halfway through its maritime surveillance operations, massive swells and violent winds buffeted the offshore patrol vessel. “Conditions ranged from blue skies and open water to thick fog, snow and moderate ice conditions,” said Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Andrew Sorensen. If that doesn’t scare you a little, then I don’t know what would.