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Chief Naval Engineer officer New Zealand Navy visits HMS Collingwood

24 February 2017
Captain Tony Hayes, Maritime Regulator, Chief Naval Engineer (CNEO) and Flag State Administrator Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN), paid a special visit to HMS Collingwood recently.

The aim of the visit was for Captain Hayes to conduct a familiarisation visit and to see first-hand the training being delivered by the Weapon Engineering Training Group (WETG) to Officers and Ratings.

Following a comprehensive brief by Officer Commanding WETG, Commander Gavin Edward, Captain Hayes was escorted on a tour of the Sonar, Radar and Comms labs to witness training taking place.

Whilst in the Comms lab he met Sub Lieutenant Alex Pereyaslavets RNZN, and her System Engineering and Management Course (SEMC) colleagues, as the photograph shows.  

Before departing the establishment Captain Hayes was given the opportunity to have coffee with Alex and the SEMC course for further discussions. He also met two RNZN Leading Engineering Technicians who are on course at HMS Collingwood undergoing Phalanx Pre Joining Training.

Commander Edward said, “Engagement with the senior engineering leadership of one of our closest allies to update and share best practice is always rewarding and Captain Hayes’ short visit was no exception.”

He added, “The opportunity for those students from New Zealand currently under training in MWS to meet with their CNEO was a real bonus."

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