This document is a good read and was written in 1987 by Ian Clarke who was the Senior Launchmaster for the Maritime Police. In 1973, serving in the Navy was Phil (Red) Matthews, an Able Signalman who decided he needed a change in career and when he left the Navy to join the NZ Police and was later transferred to the Maritime Section in 1985. The article is forwarded for interest sake. Phil is now a Senior Launchmaster with the NZ Police. Click HERE to read the article. Thanks Phil for the contribution.