Country's Worst Environmental Disaster - New Zealand Oil Spill

The Rena is a container ship owned by the Greek shipping company Costamare Inc. The oil spill occurred off the coast of Tauranga in New Zealand due to grounding of MV Rena on the Astrolabe Reef. The spill has been described as New Zealand's worst maritime environmental disaster.

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. By Sunday, 9 October 2011, a 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) oil slick threatened wildlife and the area's rich fishing waters.
Country's Worst Environmental Disaster - New Zeala

Country's Worst Environmental Disaster - New Zeala

Country's Worst Environmental Disaster - New Zeala

Country's Worst Environmental Disaster - New Zeala

Country's Worst Environmental Disaster - New Zeala

Country's Worst Environmental Disaster - New Zeala

Country's Worst Environmental Disaster - New Zeala

Country's Worst Environmental Disaster - New Zeala

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