HMNZS Manawanui (2019)

HMNZS Manawanui is a multi-role offshore support vessel currently commissioned in the Royal New Zealand Navy. The ship replaces two decommissioned vessels, the hydrographic survey ship HMNZS Resolution and the diving support vessel HMNZS Manawanui.[2]

HMNZS Manawanui during RIMPAC 2020
NameMV Edda Fonn
BuilderMyklebust Verft AS[1]
FateSold to New Zealand 2018
New Zealand
NameHMNZS Manawanui
CostNZ$147 million 2018[2]
Sponsored byJacinda Ardern
Christened7 June 2019
Commissioned7 June 2019[3]
StatusIn Service
General characteristics
  • Littoral operations vessel
  • Hydrographic and diving support
Displacement5,741 tonnes full load[5]
Length84.7 m (278 ft)[5]
Beam18.0 m (59.1 ft)[5]
Draught6.8 m (22 ft)[5]
  • 4 × 1,920 kW (2,570 hp)
  • 7,680 kW (10,300 bhp) total[1]
Speed13 knots (24 km/h)[5]
Range7,000 nautical miles (13,000 km)[5]
  • 700 m2 (7,500 sq ft) deck area[1]
  • 800 tonnes deck cargo[1]
  • 100 tonne crane[1]
  • 66 passengers[5]
Complement39 core crew[5]

Defence officials reviewed 150 vessels before identifying the 85-metre Norwegian built MV Edda Fonn as suitable for conversion. It was delivered in May 2019 and commissioned on 7 June of the same year. Edda Fonn is equipped with the diving and hydrographic systems required by the Navy.[3]