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Maritime Patrol Force Orion

Maritime Patrol Force Orion

This Orion, which is part of the Maritime Patrol Force operated by No. 5 Squadron of the Royal New Zealand Air Force, is on surveillance patrol in New Zealand's 200-nautical-mile (370-kilometre) exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The Maritime Patrol Force consists of six Orions, aircraft that can fly over a range of 6,000 kilometres and stay airborne for up to eight hours. The Orions' tasks include monitoring international shipping, pleasure craft and foreign fishing boats. This surveillance provides information to help New Zealand control shipping and fisheries activities within the EEZ.

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K. J. Keith, 'International law - International law on travel, trade and resources', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/38159/maritime-patrol-force-orion (accessed 23 September 2019)

Story by K. J. Keith, published 20 Jun 2012