French patrol boat open for public visits in Wellington on Bastille Day [fr]
From 12-16 July 2019, French Patrol Boat « La Glorieuse » will visit Wellington. The ship will be moored alongside Queens Wharf for the duration of the call.
On the occasion of the French national day, the ship will be open for public visits on Sunday 14 July at 9:30am, 11am, 2pm and 3:30pm.
Guided by sailors, visitors will be taken on tours through the different areas of the ship, discovering what life is like aboard a French marine vessel.
Based in New Caledonia, the French « Glorieuse » is the fifth of a series of ten P400 patrol boats created for the protection of Exclusive Economic Zones and for public services.
The missions of the boat are dedicated to protection and public service in the Pacific such as patrol, embargo control, fight against illegal trafficking at sea, etc.
A few features of the ship - Length: 55 meters - Width: 8 meters - Draught: 3 meters - Displacement: 480 tons
An ID is required to get onboard. Tours will be operated on the "first arrived first served" rule.