Letter of the week: Paul Charman, Takapuna.

Jamie Morton marked World Oceans Day with an excellent article explaining the Southern Ocean's huge value to our planet (Weekend Herald, June 8).
The references to HMNZS Wellington turning back from a 2014 voyage to the Subantarctic Islands rekindle a maritime controversy.
Morton writes the Wellington was forced to turn around due to an extreme storm which drove waves up to 14m high; and yes - that was the press release at the time.
But surely a warship - in this case, a Protector-class offshore patrol vessel - could reasonably be expected able to cope in

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