Rena response and recovery
Bay of Plenty Regional Council is managing the monitoring and future clean-up of any more oil spills from the CV Rena, which wrecked off the Tauranga coast on October 2011. Regular assessments of the wreck show there's not likely to be much more oil spilt. Very little oil is still in the environment or coming ashore.
Report any sightings of oil to Bay of Plenty Regional Council's Pollution Prevention Hotline on 0800 884 883.
The Regional Council works with Rena wreck removal and debris recovery contractors to ensure the risk of further oil spills is managed. Resolve Salvage and Fire has an oil spill contingency plan in place and have response equipment and trained staff at the wreck site. Braemar Howells has oil spill response equipment on their vessel patrolling the 2 mile exclusion zone.
Maritime New Zealand continues to have a team in Tauranga overseeing salvage.
- For the latest map of the exclusion zone, please click here (pdf, 29kb), or here for high resolution (pdf, 5mb)
- For education resources about oil spills, please click here.
- If you'd like to know more about the long-term environmental monitoring, please visit the Rena Recovery website.
For health advice on Rena oil visit www.ttophs.govt.nz/rena_public
- Learn more about the dispersant Corexit, which was briefly used during the early days of the Rena grounding.