Environment News

4 February, 2015 |  Operations to transition over to a local firm


In the three years since the MV Rena ran aground on Astrolabe Reef the owner and insurer have been responsible for a series of ongoing salvage and recovery operations. In 2012 – Resolve Salvage & Fire was appointed to cut down and clear wreckage and debris from within the debris field at the wreck site, often in difficult and often dangerous conditions.

4 February 2015 |  Maritime NZ to allow temporary pause in Rena salvage activities


Following a request from the owners of the Rena to pause salvage work required by the Maritime Transport Act, the Director of Maritime NZ has decided to allow a temporary pause pending resolution of the resource consent application. This pause will take effect only when the wreck reaches the state set out in the application.

9 August 2013 |  Operational Update & Dive Survey


Dive survey reveals abundant marine life; latest underwater photos.

12 April 2013 |  Resolve Salvage & Fire – Progress Update


Currently, there are three key operations Resolve Salvage & Fire ‘Resolve’ is carrying out on behalf of the owner and insurer: 1) Reducing the bow, 2) Recovery of debris, and 3) Hold 4 – Recovery of cargo. Read about these developments.

19 October 2012 |  Rena Project - Open Day

From the Owners & Insurers of the Rena

An invitation to attend Open Days to find out about the options for dealing with the remaining wreck.

12 October 2012 |  Underwater steel cutting continues


The underwater work is a particularly difficult and potentially dangerous phase of the Rena wreck reduction. Divers need to navigate numerous underwater obstacles just to get into a position to cut steel. This week has seen the Resolve crane barge RMG280 preparing to start lifting steel – this involved extensive mooring/anchoring and crane testing. A total of 670 tonnes of steel has now been removed from the hull, with a significant amount pre-cut in advance of lifting and transportation to shore. Steel removal continues on a daily basis, albeit at a somewhat slower pace, now that the project is in its underwater cutting phase.

May 4, 2012 |  Rena oil spill response transition

Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The National On Scene Commander has today reduced the emergency oil spill response to theRenagrounding from a Tier 3, or national level, to a Tier 2, or regional level response. This means the Bay of Plenty Regional Council will now assume responsibility for ongoing monitoring and future clean-up activity with respect to any further oil spilled from the wreck.

5 October 2011 to current |  Rena Incident Gallery

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