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RENA update from Maritime NZ (193)
Monday, 12 December 2011 10:30 a.m.
- Weather continues to affect salvage operations, with no
activity yesterday (Sunday) due to swell and wind conditions.
- Weather today is marginal for safe operations, so container
removal activity today is unlikely.
- While container removal operations are suspended, salvors will
focus on installing patches in the corridors of the wreck, to
- 15 containers were removed from Rena by the crane barge Smit
Borneo on Friday, with 13 removed on Saturday. A total of 195
containers have now been removed from the wreck.
- A beach cleaning team is working today at Shark Alley/Leisure
Island where some small amounts of oil have been seen, and the team
will be working on the beach after every high tide.
- Beach clean-up teams are working at Mōtītī on the north and
western sides of the island. Clean-up teams are also working at
Kulim and Fergusson Parks and Matakana Island.
- Warm water rock washing is continuing at Mauāo.
- No beach grooming will be done today because of the
- The weather forecast is for continuing showers and patchy rain,
with heavier rain forecast for Wednesday.
- Today's overflight of Rena shows a visible metallic of sheen of
oil about 4.5 km long from the vessel, but there is no sign of
weathered oil off Ōmanu.
- A SCAT (Shoreline Clean-up Assessment Team) will be working on
Maketū Spit today.
- A total of 967 tonnes of solid waste has been collected so far,
with 3.86 tonnes collected on Friday and Saturday.
- Two containers are being processed today and surveying will be
done on Pāpāmoa to see if anything has come ashore in the past