What did the Rena hit?
Early in the morning of 5 October 2011, the cargo vessel Rena struck Astrolabe Reef 12 nautical miles off Tauranga and grounded. The 21-year-old 236-metre Liberian-flagged cargo vessel was en route from Napier to Tauranga and travelling at around 21 knots when it struck.
What happened Rena ship?
MV Rena was a 3,351 TEU container ship owned by the Greek shipping company Costamare Inc. On 5 October 2011, due to navigation errors near the Astrolabe Reef, the Rena ran aground near Tauranga, New Zealand, resulting in an oil spill.
How long did it take to clean up the Rena oil spill?
At Waihi, 177 tonnes of debris was removed from the popular beach in just four days. Braemar Howells’ recovery team swung into action with heavy machinery and labour teams when 17 containers washed ashore.
How was the Rena cleaned up?
Manual removal of oil from beaches The New Zealand Defence Force as well as an army of volunteers mobilised to manually remove oil from the beaches. A volunteer with some of the bags of black oily goo collected in the clean-up of beaches in the Bay of Plenty after the Rena oil spill.
Who was the captain of the Rena?
Photo / Alan Gibson. The captain and navigation officer of container ship Rena have each been jailed for seven months. Mauro Balomaga, the captain of the container ship, and Leonil Relon also lost their name suppression when they appeared in the Tauranga District Court today for sentencing.
How much oil spilled in the Rena?
About 350 tonnes of oil was spilt, and 950 tonnes of oily waste was subsequently collected from local beaches.
What is Rena doing now?
Since then, the clean-up operation has seen lots of debris removed from the wreck – but large parts of the Rena still remain on the ocean floor. The Rena wreck is now managed by the Astrolabe Community Trust, which took over responsibility for the future of the wreck after the initial clean up.
Where did the Rena come from?
The Rena oil spill occurred off the coast of Tauranga, New Zealand in October 2011. The spill was caused by the grounding of MV Rena on the Astrolabe Reef. The Rena was a container ship and cargo vessel owned by the Greek shipping company Costamare Inc., through one of its subsidiary companies Daina Shipping.
When did the Rena sink?
5 October 2011
Page 7 – The wreck of the Rena On 5 October 2011 the Mediterranean Shipping Company-chartered, Liberian-flagged container ship Rena astonished local mariners by grounding on the clearly marked Astrolabe Reef in the Bay of Plenty while approaching Tauranga Harbour. Three months later the vessel broke in half.
How much oil did the Rena spill?
About 350 tonnes of oil was spilt, and 950 tonnes of oily waste was subsequently collected from local beaches. Eighty-seven of the 1368 containers on board were washed overboard, with the contents of many fouling the coast.
Is the Rena still there?
The Rena wreck is now managed by the Astrolabe Community Trust, which took over responsibility for the future of the wreck after the initial clean up.
How many containers did Rena lose?
Eighty-seven of the 1368 containers on board were washed overboard, with the contents of many fouling the coast. Thousands of birds were killed. More damage was done when the Rena broke in half on 8 January 2012.
What was the response to the Rena disaster?
A timeline of the response to the Rena disaster: – Bad weather forces salvors to stop pumping oil from the stricken vessel – A small amount of oil leaked overnight and could be seen as a sheen drifting north of the ship – 1290 dead birds and four dead seal pups have been found so far.
What was lost when the MV Rena ran aground?
At 0214 the Rena ran aground at full speed on Astrolabe Reef. The ship remained stuck fast on the reef and in the ensuing months it broke in two. The aft section moved off the reef and sank. About 200 tonnes of HFO were lost to the sea. A substantial amount of cargo in the containers was lost. The vessel became a total loss on 11 October 2011.
How big was the oil spill on the Rena?
The ship was carrying 1,368 containers, eight of which contained hazardous materials, as well as 1,700 tonnes of heavy fuel oil and 200 tonnes of marine diesel oil. Initially the ship listed 11 degrees to port, with the front stuck on the reef.
When did Rena hit Astrolabe Reef Bay of Plenty?
Early on the morning of 5 October 2011 the Cargo Vessel Rena struck Otaiti (Astrolabe Reef), approximately 12 nautical miles of the Tauranga coast in the Bay of Plenty, and grounded. At the time of impact the vessel was travelling 17 knots and was carrying 1368 containers of cargo and 1700 tonnes of heavy fuel oil and 200 tonnes of diesel fuel.