Fiji Navy patrol ship RFNS KIRO aground on a reef
Fiji Navy patrol ship RFNS KIRO ran aground on Cakauyawa Reef, some 6 nm off Suva, on July 15. in the evening July 18 the ship was still aground. No news about salvage. Photo of grounded KIRO by SOPHIE RALULU.
Fiji Navy patrol ship RFNS KIRO, of Redwing-class minesweeper, displacement 340 yons, length 44 meters, speed 14 knots, armament 2x20 mm gun mounts. The RFNS KIRO was provided to the Fiji Navy by the Australian Defense Force in 1995.