Thursday, March 2, 2017

New Zealand's Search and Rescue area, transposed onto Europe

This massive area is only patrolled by a grand total of 6 Air Force P-3K2 Orion patrol planes and the Navy's 6 ships capable of sailing offshore, along with their helicopters.

Note that New Zealand on this map ( the red land) is inverted, with the North Island south, to better show their S&R area on the map of Europe.


  1. Stuff goes missing in that massive oceanic patrol area in the South Pacific all the time. I'm not pointing to a conspiracy - just saying that it's a lonely, desolate chunk of ocean.

    1. It is, and it would take a long long time for help to get to you in most of it.