Posts Tagged “reef”

Rena: Oil clean-up chemical worries Greenpeace

Originally published by New Zealand Herald. Greenpeace has called on authorities to answer “serious questions” over the chemical used to disperse oil from the Rena, after a top environmental adviser yesterday admitted scientists were “in the dark” about its effects. Maritime New Zealand sprayed about 200 litres of Corexit 9500, the chemical used during the […]

Rena clean-up could take a year

Originally published by the New Zealand Herald. It could take at least a year for the Bay of Plenty to recover from the Rena crisis – and officials are still preparing for all the stricken ship’s remaining oil and containers to be lost into the sea. Maritime New Zealand says an observation flight this morning […]

Ship stuck on New Zealand reef leaking oil

Read original story here. WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Authorities say a large container ship stuck on a reef off the coast of New Zealand is leaking oil. Maritime New Zealand says the leak appears to be intermittent and coming from damaged pipes rather than from fuel tanks, but it remains hard to assess given the […]