Bad weather yesterday prevented any container recovery from the
The total number of containers removed from the wreck so far is
Despite swells preventing any crane operation yesterday,
salvors were still able to work on boardRena, focusing on the
installation of rigging to prepare containers for removal, and the
ongoing skimming of residual oil from the wreck.
A dive operation was also undertaken yesterday, assessing the
reef around Rena in anticipation of moving Sea Tow 60 once it has
removed all the containers within reach of its current position. It
is not yet known when this will be done.
There is no change to the state of Rena.
The weather forecast for today is for swells of up
to three metres, and it is unlikely container recovery will be
Container processing on shore by Braemar Howells is continuing
well with 160 containers landed at the port. Of these, only four
are yet to be processed at Truman Lane.
Braemar Howells specialists are working on White Island and
Motiti Island today to locate and recover container debris around
Oil spill response clean-up teams are working at Leisure Island
and Mount Maunganui using warm water washing to clean residual oil
from the rocky shoreline.
There are also clean-up teams working near Papamoa using beach
grooming machinery, and at Maketu.
To date, a total of 962.6 tonnes of solid waste has been
collected by oil spill response clean-up teams.
Volunteers working with Operation Beach Clean are working at
Motiti and Papamoa today.
People wanting to help with the ongoing beach clean-up are
encouraged to join the "Adopt a Beach" programme, by emailing email@example.com
or calling 0800 884 881 ext RENA (7362).