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Rena Disaster: Interim report released citing combination of factors By Richard Gladwell, 8:23 AM Thu 8 Mar 2012
The first interim report into the grounding of the 230metre containership, MV Rena, on the Astolabe Reef near Tauranga, off the East Coast of New Zealand has been released today. The incident occurred at 2.14am on 15 October 2011, and is New Zealand's biggest environmental disaster, an as yet incomplete recovery operation has cost over $130million and killed over 2000 sea creatures ...[more]


Rena Disaster: Stern section of Rena sinks + Video By Sail-World and Maritime NZ, 8:16 AM Tue 10 Jan 2012
Maritime NZ are reporting this morning that the 130metre stern section of the MV Rena is reported to be slipping off the Astrolabe Reef. They have previously stated that if this happens they expect the section to sink, which at the mid-morning report seems to be happening, and more debris and containers will be released. Latest reports, video and images will be included as they come to hand ...[more]


Maritime NZ - Rena Disaster - 8 January: Ship breaks up in storm By Maritime NZ, 9:02 AM Sun 8 Jan 2012
Maritime NZ, have advised that the container ship Rena, which has been the subject of a major salvage operation off the Tauranga coast has broken up on the most severe storm to hit the area since her grounding three months ago on the Astrolabe Reef. Read on for the latest updates and images. Updated with latest video ...[more]


Maritime NZ - Rena Disaster - 16 November: First container lifted off By Maritime NZ, 4:42 PM Wed 16 Nov 2011
Maritime NZ, on Wednesday 16 November: Three salvage teams are back on board the stricken Rena, after bad weather forced them off the ship on Monday. Rena has remained intact in the same position on the reef and aerial observation this morning confirmed no further damage to the ship or additional containers washed overboard. ...[more]


Maritime NZ - Rena Disaster - 2 November: Salvage teams back on board By Maritime NZ, 8:14 PM Wed 2 Nov 2011
Maritime NZ, on Wednesday 2 November: Three salvage teams are back on board the stricken Rena, after bad weather forced them off the ship on Monday. Rena has remained intact in the same position on the reef and aerial observation this morning confirmed no further damage to the ship or additional containers washed overboard. ...[more]


Maritime NZ - Rena Disaster - 30 October: 58 containers adrift By Maritime NZ, 3:23 PM Sun 30 Oct 2011
Maritime NZ, on Sunday 30 October: Navigation warnings remain in place in the Bay of Plenty, as 58 containers from Rena remain unaccounted for. Of the 88 containers lost overboard on 11 October, 15 have been recovered, with recovery under way for another seven that have washed ashore. ...[more]


Maritime NZ - Rena Disaster - 29 October: Stop start on oil pumping By Maritime NZ, 3:28 PM Sat 29 Oct 2011
Maritime NZ, on Saturday 29 October: Navigation warnings remain in place in the Bay of Plenty, as 58 containers from Rena remain unaccounted for. Of the 88 containers lost overboard on 11 October, 15 have been recovered, with recovery under way for another seven that have washed ashore. ...[more]


Maritime NZ - Rena Disaster - 28 October: By Maritime NZ, 3:15 PM Fri 28 Oct 2011
Maritime NZ, on Friday 28 October: Salvors on Rena will today continue to focus on gaining access to the starboard tank of the ship, in an effort to begin pumping oil from there as soon as possible. However, Maritime New Zealand Salvage Unit Manager Kenny Crawford stressed that accessing the tank was a challenging and complex task. ...[more]


Maritime NZ - Rena Disaster - 27 October: Pumping stops after easy oil By Maritime NZ, 8:53 PM Thu 27 Oct 2011
Maritime NZ, on Thursday 27 October: Salvors have now pumped as much oil as possible from the port number five fuel tank on the stranded vessel Rena, allowing attention to shift to the more difficult to access tanks on the ship. Maritime New Zealand Salvage Unit Manager Kenny Crawford said the port number five tank was now almost empty, ...[more]


Maritime NZ - Rena Disaster - 26 October: Claims about breakup denied By Maritime NZ, 5:30 AM Wed 26 Oct 2011
Maritime NZ, on Wednesday 26 October October: Last night, TVNZ ran an alert on their 10pm news, and a comment on Twitter, saying the Rena was breaking up. This was an error at TVNZ’s end – they accidentally ran some pre-prepared material. They have since corrected the error. This is incorrect – Rena’s condition has not changed since the last substantial change reported by us around 12 October, ...[more]


Maritime NZ - Rena Disaster - 22 October: Pumping oil continues By Maritime NZ, 8:51 PM Sat 22 Oct 2011
Maritime NZ, on Saturday 22 October: At 2pm today, the total amount of oil pumped from the port tank of the cargo vessel Rena was confirmed at 256 tonnes, Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) says. The weather forecast remains good for further pumping over the next few days. ...[more]


Maritime NZ - Rena Disaster - 21 October: More oil off in fine weather By Maritime NZ, 9:24 PM Fri 21 Oct 2011
Maritime NZ, on Friday 21 October: Salvage operations on board the cargo vessel Rena are progressing slowly but steadily, with a total of 171 tonnes removed from the vessel by this afternoon. The port number 5 tank from which fuel is being pumped originally held 772 tonnes. ...[more]


Maritime NZ - Rena Disaster - 20 October: Start, stop and start again By Maritime NZ, 8:38 PM Thu 20 Oct 2011
Maritime NZ, on Thursday 20 October: The removal of oil from the vessel Rena continues this evening following the re-establishment of pumping lines earlier this afternoon. As at 4:10pm 11.1 tonnes of oil had been removed. The booster pump was also reinstalled to aid the speed of pumping but a circuit blow-out required a back-up booster pump to be installed ...[more]


Maritime NZ - Rena Disaster - 19 October: Rena survives the night By Maritime NZ, 6:39 AM Wed 19 Oct 2011
Maritime NZ, on Wednesday 19 October: There has been no report of any further movement from Rena overnight. However, salvage company experts will be flying out to the vessel about 7.30am to assess the situation. Weather this morning is poor, with rough seas and a 1.5m swell, decreasing, and strong winds. This will impact upon salvage operations. ...[more]


Maritime NZ Public Update and Advisory - Rena Disaster - 18 October By Maritime NZ, 9:07 AM Tue 18 Oct 2011
Pumping operations on board the Rena were suspended about 11.30pm yesterday due to bad weather Maritime NZ, on Tuesday 18 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. All media outlets have been asked ...[more]


Maritime NZ Public Update and Advisory - Rena Disaster - 17 October By Maritime NZ, 3:04 PM Mon 17 Oct 2011
The focus of operations today continues to centre on the salvage effort aboard Rena with some good progress made overnight on pumping oil off the stricken ship. Maritime NZ, on Monday 17 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. All media outlets have been asked ...[more]


Maritime NZ Public Update and Advisory - Rena Disaster - 16 October By Maritime NZ, 7:29 AM Sun 16 Oct 2011
This morning, the team expects to use extractor fans to remove gases from the fuel tank. Maritime NZ, on Sunday 16 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. All media outlets have been asked to run this information. ...[more]


Maritime NZ Public Update and Advisory - Rena Disaster - 15 October By Maritime NZ, 7:20 AM Sat 15 Oct 2011
Two boat ramps have been closed, and a boat cleaning station will be established. Maritime NZ, on Saturday 15 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. All media outlets have been asked to run this information. ...[more]


Maritime NZ Public Update and Advisory - Rena Disaster - 14 October By Maritime NZ, 6:38 AM Fri 14 Oct 2011
Photos from onboard the stricken container ship on Friday 14 October. Maritime NZ, on Friday 14 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. All media outlets have been asked to run this information. ...[more]


Maritime NZ Public Update and Advisory - Rena Disaster - 13 October By Maritime NZ, 1:51 PM Thu 13 Oct 2011
Maritime NZ, on Thursday 13 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. All media outlets have been asked to run this information. ...[more]


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