Rena update (update 178)

23 January 2012 - 7.50AM

The salvage observation flight this morning confirmed no significant change to the two sections of Rena.

  • The weather is good, with 20 knot south-westerly winds and a 1 metre swell.
  • The crane barge Smit Borneo was about 100 metres off Rena, and starting to move into position alongside the wreck.
  • No containers were removed from the bow yesterday, but the intention is for container removal to resume today.
  • Oil spill response teams will be undertaking clean-up activities at Mount Maunganui and Leisure Island today.
  • Shoreline clean-up assessment teams will be working at Kauri Point today.
  • Members of the public are encouraged to report any sightings of oil to 0800 OIL SPILL (0800 645 774).

For further information contact:
Maritime New Zealand Media Line
Phone 04 499 7318

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