Archive for: Rena

Photos Rena Disaster: Rena Breaks Up, Slips

Photos Rena Disaster: Rena Breaks Up, Slips

Photos of the various stages of the Rena environmental disaster off the Bay of Plenty coast from when the cargo ship ended up on the Astrolabe Reef spilling oil. Below...

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More Charges Against Rena Officers

More Charges Against Rena Officers

Further charges have been laid today by Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) against the Master and Second Officer of the cargo vessel Rena. The men, whose names and identities...

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89th Container Falls Off Rena

89th Container Falls Off Rena

A container, with meat products inside it, fell off Rena yesterday – this has been recovered. This brings the total number of containers washed overboard to 89....

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Rena Containers Lost in Storm

Rena Containers Lost in Storm

Two containers were lost over the side of the stricken ship Rena in last night’s stormy weather. One damaged container, carrying aluminium chairs, has sunk....

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Crane Problem Halts Rena Ops

Crane Problem Halts Rena Ops

Work on removing containers from the Rena is on hold because of a problem with the newly brought in cargo crane Smit Borneo. Salvors have spent the last few days...

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Rena’s Salvage Again Hit By Bad Weather

Rena’s Salvage Again Hit By Bad Weather

Weather continues to halt the Rena’s salvage operations While container removal operations are suspended, salvors are focusing on installing patches in the corridors...

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New Crane Starts Removing Rena Containers

New Crane Starts Removing Rena Containers

The new 110-metre crane barge Smith Borneo brought in to help with the Rena salvage has started lifting containers from the stricken ship. Smit Borneo starts removing...

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Salvors: What Happens To Rena’s Containers

Salvors: What Happens To Rena’s Containers

Bad weather has meant there have been no container removal operations on the stricken vessel Rena since November 29. The total number of containers removed is 167....

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New Help To Unload Rena’s Containers

New Help To Unload Rena’s Containers

A large crane barge has arrived in Tauranga Harbour to help with the removal of containers from the Rena. It’s equipped with pedestal crane with 54m reach, and...

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Oh No! Rena Spills Oil Again -Photos

Oh No! Rena Spills Oil Again -Photos

Just when we thought it was over – more oil spills from the Rena. The rough weather and strong swells around the Astrolabe Reef have resulted in what Maritime...

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Rena Dotterel Released

Rena Dotterel Released

5 Dotterel that had been pre-emptively caught to protect them from the effects of the oil spill from Rena were released this afternoon. NZ dotterel expert John...

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Swells Hit Rena Container Recovery

Swells Hit Rena Container Recovery

It is unlikely any container recovery operations from the Rena will be able to take place for the next few days. The weather forecast is for heavy rain, culminating...

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Photo: Rena’s New Look

Photo: Rena’s New Look

Here’s the first look at stricken ship Rena’s new look. This is the rear profile of Rena which has changed significantly with the removal of containers...

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Rena Still Leaking OIl

Rena Still Leaking OIl

Maritime NZ  National On Scene Commander Rob Service said Rena remains a complex operation. “There is still oil on the Rena, and small amounts will continue...

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Rena “Still Intact”

Rena “Still Intact”

The Rena is still intact and its condition has not changed overnight. It is still extremely windy out at the vessel and there is a low probability of work resuming...

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Rena Spill: Penguins Freed

Rena Spill: Penguins Freed

About 350 people turned out to see the release of 49 little blue penguins at Mt Maunganui, marking a milestone for the wildlife response team working since the...

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46 Rena Containers Off, Damaged Ones Next

46 Rena Containers Off, Damaged Ones Next

Container removal from Rena has continued today with salvors removing a further 6 containers. This brings the total to 46 containers removed from the ship. A total...

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High Winds Make Rena Lift Difficult

High Winds Make Rena Lift Difficult

Weather is making difficult the salvage of containers from the grounded ship Rena. RENA: A harnessed in salvor checking the container locks | MNZ The removal of...

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Rena Container Lift: 213 Days To Go

Rena Container Lift: 213 Days To Go

Update Friday: 23 containers in total have now been lifted off the Rena by salvors Svitzer (20 yesterday and 3 the day before). Operations will continue today as...

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Rena Beach Restrictions Lifted

Rena Beach Restrictions Lifted

Beach access restrictions will officially be lifted between Mount Maunganui and Maketū Estuary from 6am tomorrow However, the Rena spill clean-up effort is...

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Months To Get Containers Off Rena

Months To Get Containers Off Rena

It could take one to two days before containers could start being taken off the Rena. And that will be a long process taking many months. The crane barge Sea Tow...

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Rena Oil Pumping Ends

Rena Oil Pumping Ends

Maritime New Zealand confirmed this afternoon that almost all of the heavy fuel oil aboard the Rena has now been recovered. The pumping of fuel from the vessel...

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Rena Oil Pumping Update

Rena Oil Pumping Update

As at 3pm today, a total of 225 tonnes of heavy fuel oil has been pumped from the number 5 starboard fuel oil tank into the tanker Awanuia. This is from a total...

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Rena Pumping Makes ‘Good Progress’

Rena Pumping Makes ‘Good Progress’

Maritime NZ says good progress is being made in lifting the flow rate of oil from the submerged number 5 starboard fuel oil tank on the grounded container ship Rena. MNZ...

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Last Rena OIl Pumping Starts

Last Rena OIl Pumping Starts

uPDATE: Salvors have begun pumping heavy fuel oil from the submerged number five starboard wing tank on the Rena. MNZ Salvage Unit Manager Arthur Jobard said pumping...

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