sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Maritime NZ - Rena Disaster - 29 October: Stop start on oil pumping

Maritime NZ - Rena Disaster - 29 October: Stop start on oil pumping

'Looking down the port passageway of the Rena towards the rear of the vessel. Damaged piping can be seen at the right of the picture.'    Maritime NZ    Click Here to view large photo

Maritime NZ, on Saturday 29 October, issued a media release/public notice in regard to the Rena Disaster updating on the situation and containing public information relating to the environmental disaster.

Rena update #62

Oil continues to be pumped from the grounded container vessel Rena after pumping operations were disrupted for three hours this morning, when it was discovered that water was mixing with the oil.

Maritime New Zealand Salvage Unit Manager Kenny Crawford said a valve had been leaking water into the tank.

'Once the problem was identified the leaking valve was sealed and pumping resumed.'

The amount pumped in the past 24 hours is still being assessed, because of the inclusion of water for several hours early this morning. Three hours’ pumping was lost. As of yesterday afternoon, 882 tonnes had been removed.

The sea remains relatively calm, with swells of less than a metre. Swells are expected to increase over the next couple of days, but are not expected to disrupt pumping of oil.

Salvage crew are still working on a coffer dam to seal off and then drain an area that will give them access to the starboard tank, containing about 358 tonnes of oil, which is underwater.

Mr Crawford said it was extremely challenging work, but they were making good progress.

An initial wooden dam is in place and gaps in it are being sealed. Once that is completed, a metal casing will be welded over it.

National On Scene Commander Nick Quinn said small quantities of oil continue to leak from Rena – from the duct keel and/or pockets within the vessel, where it had previously been trapped.

'This is causing a light sheen in the immediate vicinity of Rena, but the north-east conditions mean that it could head ashore, with some landing along Papamoa, possibly as early as tomorrow.'

View looking straight down the No 5 port tank manhole, now pumped free of oil. -  Maritime NZ?nid=90117   Click Here to view large photo

Defence Force personnel will tomorrow be checking up to 50 kilometres of coastline for oil deposits.

Mr Quinn was delighted with today’s turnout of about 200 volunteers at the four main clean-up points.

'I salute the hardy 200 who braved the elements today. It’s an arduous enough job on hands and knees on a sunny day, let alone in the stop/start rain we’ve had all day today.

'Let’s hope for a nicer day tomorrow and a huge turnout, given the likelihood of more oil coming ashore.'

Mr Quinn reiterated previous requests for the public not to drive on the beaches or in the sand dunes.

'Vehicles make the matter worse because they spread contamination from oil on their tyres, creating secondary oiling, and they compress surface oil into the sand where it gets buried. By driving through sand dunes to avoid getting oil on their vehicles, drivers are threatening an already fragile ecological environment.'

Penguins at the Oiled Wildlife Recovery Centre have begin moving into their new homes – aviaries complete with swimming pools. They will live in these until it is safe for them to be returned, possibly in several months.

About 300 penguins are at the centre, two-thirds of them having been captured pre-emptively to prevent them becoming oiled.

A community meeting will be held at Maruohinemaka Marae, Waihau Bay at 2pm tomorrow to update people on the oil spill response.




by Maritime NZ

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=90117

5:28 AM Sat 29 Oct 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

08 Mar 2012  Rena Disaster: Interim report released citing combination of factors
10 Jan 2012  Rena Disaster: Stern section of Rena sinks + Video
08 Jan 2012  Maritime NZ - Rena Disaster - 8 January: Ship breaks up in storm
16 Nov 2011  Maritime NZ - Rena Disaster - 16 November: First container lifted off
02 Nov 2011  Maritime NZ - Rena Disaster - 2 November: Salvage teams back on board
30 Oct 2011  Maritime NZ - Rena Disaster - 30 October: 58 containers adrift
28 Oct 2011  Maritime NZ - Rena Disaster - 28 October:
27 Oct 2011  Maritime NZ - Rena Disaster - 27 October: Pumping stops after easy oil
26 Oct 2011  Maritime NZ - Rena Disaster - 26 October: Claims about breakup denied
24 Oct 2011  Rena Oil Spill - Despite the Official Line, the same questions remain
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World













HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret *Feature by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle














America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ
















Congressional Cup - Victory for Taylor Canfield and crew by Rich Roberts (As Amended by ISAF),




2014 Halifax – Saint-Pierre Ocean Race by Patricia Nelder, Nova Scotia














Image Gallery: Stratis SL33 flies on the Waitemata by Richard Gladwell,Sail-world.com/nz,


Audi Melges 20- Sperry Topsider Charleston Race Week - Light final day by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,




ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Crème of the crop to compete
Congressional Cup: Luna Rossa makes podium in first event
Int 14 World Championships 2015 launch new event website
International Optimist Regatta Clinic and Team Race - Register now!
Congressional Cup: World top rankers finish that way in Long Beach
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week Day 3 finale
America's Cup: Gino Morrelli outlines the new AC62 design
Doyle Sails New Zealand signs Andrew Brown as One Design Manager
America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess *Feature
29er World Youth Sailing Week Easter regatta - Day 1 and 2 overall
C Thomas Clagett Jr Memorial Clinic/Regatta - Entries start to roll in
50th Congressional Cup: See the delayed coverage and media conferences
Clipper Race 10 Day 27: Closing stages - Qingdao to San Francisco
Canfield, Williams, Bruni, Swinton in Congressional Cup final four
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week - Day 2
Audi Melges 20 Charleston Race Week - Perfect conditions in Charleston
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Full on ocean conditions for day 3
PWA World Tour - A taste of things to come at La Torche + Video
Women's International Match Racing Series kicks off in June
Melges 32 Audi Tron Sailing Series - Action shots by Max Ranchi
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Frustrating conditions   
Man rescued after falling overboard in Pacific taken to hospital   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2014 - Youth leading Melges 20   
Congressional Cup - Canfield leads toward Congressional Cup sailoffs   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2014 - Perfection for Day 1   
America's Cup: Coutts claims ISAF Jury on a crusade, backs Kiwi report *Feature   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Will light winds hamper progress?   
Les Voiles de St. Barth - Preparing to rock Saint Barthélemy waters   
Clipper Round the World Race - OneDLL and Qingdao now in San Francisco   
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ up against funding hurdle for year *Feature   
Melges 32 Sailing Series Napoli - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini   
50th Congressional Cup: View the Live racing here   
Melges 32 Sailing Series - Napoli action shots by Max Ranchi   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica launch new boat   
Emirates Team NZ: Royals duke it out on the Waitemata   
2014 Charleston Race Week - Thousands of sailors descend on Charleston   
The Congressional Cup 2014 - Williams hangs on with a classy crowd   
50th Congressional Cup: View the Live racing here   
RORC Transatlantic Race - Notice of Race now available   
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Sunshine and smiles on day 2   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XL NEW US