Maritime Casualties In The News


From The Canberra Times:

Salvage crews pump oil from stricken ship as weather closes in
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Salvage crews have begun pumping oil from the container ship Rena which is stranded on a reef off New Zealand's east coast.

An evacuation plan had been put in place for the crews which were expected to stay on the ship overnight last night and all day today, Maritime New Zealand salvage co-ordinator Bruce Anderson said.
More at http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/world/world/general/salvage-crews-pump-oil-from-stricken-ship-as-weather-closes-in/2325521.aspx

Comment: With the hull girder already compromised, it's a cinch that this ship is toast once the bad weather moves back in. These guys are going to have to move fast!​
 
From The Australian:

Safety fears for Rena officers as salvage crews reboard stricken ship
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A NEW Zealand court has heard of fears for the safety of Filipino officers from a stricken container ship as a firebrand politician told protesters its captain should "hang".

Officials said salvage crews reboarded the crippled Rena, which is the focus of a stop-start operation to pump remaining oil from its fuel tanks and prevent further pollution in the environmentally sensitive Bay of Plenty.
More at http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/safety-fears-for-rena-officers-as-salvage-crews-reboard-stricken-ship/story-e6frg6so-1226170843071
 
From Monsters & Critics:

Beach reopened as oil pumped off stricken New Zealand ship
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Wellington - New Zealand authorities reopened one of the country's finest east-coast beaches Friday to kick off a long holiday weekend as salvage workers reported their best day yet in transferring oil from a crippled cargo ship stuck on a nearby reef.
More at http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/asiapacific/news/article_1670293.php/Beach-reopened-as-oil-pumped-off-stricken-New-Zealand-ship
 
From The Canberra Times:

NZ hopes second pump will speed oil transfer from stricken ship
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A second pump to transfer fuel oil from the stricken container ship Rena is being put in place while pumping steadily continues with the first.

A total of 337 tonnes of oil had been pumped off the vessel stranded off the Tauranga coast yesterday, up from 256t on Saturday afternoon, Maritime New Zealand says.
More at http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/world/world/g eneral/nz-hopes-second-pump-will-speed-oil-transfe r-from-stricken-ship/2333156.aspx
 
From BYM:

New Zealand. Salvage team confirms Rena fuel removal now past halfway
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The removal of fuel from the cargo vessel Rena continued overnight with the salvage team confirming they are now past halfway.

There was around 1700 tonnes of fuel oil on Rena when it grounded on the Astrolabe Reef on 5 October. Around 350 tonnes has spilled from the ship, and as at 3pm yesterday a confirmed total of 645 tonnes had been transferred to the tanker Awanuia.
More at http://www.bymnews.com/news/newsDetails.php?id=938 31
 
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