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« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2011, 09:51:02 pm »

Containers spilled from the stricken cargo ship Rena have reached shore at Motiti Island off the coast of Tauranga.

About 70 containers fell from the vessel, which is grounded on the Astrolabe Reef, amid heavy seas last night.

Maritime New Zealand said some containers had washed ashore on Motiti Island this morning, but could not confirm how many.

The 44-year-old captain of the stricken vessel MV Rena has been arrested and charged overnight.

Mauro Balomaga is about to appear in the Tauranga District Court this morning and faces a charge under section 65 of the Maritime Transport Act.

The charge under s65 carries a maximum penalty of $10,000, or a maximum term of imprisonment of 12 months.

The grounding of the Rena happened on the captain's 44th birthday.

Meanwhile as many as 70 containers have fallen off the Rena overnight, after it began tilting at a much more precarious angle.

The ship was listing at 18deg - sparking a navigation warning about the possibility of falling and submerged containers - after being at 11deg for much of the past week.

Maritime New Zealand this morning confirmed the Navy ship Endeavour had reported the loss of the containers.

Maritime New Zealand said the eleven containers containing hazardous substances are still on the vessel and are not among the up to 70 estimated overboard.

More containers were expected to fall off as five metre swells and 30 knot winds continue to batter the stricken vessel today, a Maritime spokeswoman said.

"They more it's tilting the more they're just going to keep tipping off... The ones at the top are coming off first."

Simon Boxall, from the National Oceanography Centre at the University of Southampton, said the fallen containers would be a hazard to shipping.

They often float just below the surface of the water and are difficult for ships to track, he said.

"There should also be concern as to the contents of the containers. This could range from household good to chemicals."

Mr Boxall said the main concern for authorities should be securing the containers.
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« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2011, 05:49:18 am »


Weds evening NZ time :

The ship is starting to break up. More containers are coming off.
There is a lot of coverage of this on TV3 News.

http://www.3news.co.nz/Rena-threatens-to-break-in-two/tabid/423/articleID/229266/Default.aspx

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« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2011, 07:16:05 am »

mmmm see link..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MSC_Napoli


this looks like another msc napoli....

i think it should be nz,Australian crewed and owned vessels on the coast and no foreign crewed on the nz,aust coast this probably   would have not happened... bloody open coast
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« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2011, 07:19:49 am »

http://matescabin.blogspot.com/2011/10/rena-grounding-in-na-or-msc-once-again.html
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« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2011, 09:26:31 am »

With a VTS they could have prevented the grounding

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vessel_traffic_service
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« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2011, 10:07:06 am »

last update
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/glanceview/194834/ship-spews-toxic-material-off-nz.glance
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« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2011, 05:20:52 am »


Update 13 October 2011 1620 hrs Sydney time

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/chemical-hazard-added-to-oil-fears-as-containers-slide-from-stricken-ship-20111013-1lm8z.html?mod=igoogle_news_gadget
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« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2011, 07:22:06 am »

mmmm see link..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MSC_Napoli


this looks like another msc napoli....

i think it should be nz,Australian crewed and owned vessels on the coast and no foreign crewed on the nz,aust coast this probably   would have not happened... bloody open coast
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Looks bad indeed, at least the MSC NAPOLI didn't have a big oil spill AFAIK. And what's more, MSC lost two more vessels in the meantime: MSC NIKITA (sunk after collision off the Hook of Holland, 30 aug 2009) and the MSC CHITRA (sunk after collision off Mumbai, 7 aug 2010).
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« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2011, 11:04:43 am »

MSC Nikita did not sink, she was dragged into
Rotterdam then unloaded and declared a CTL.
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« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2011, 09:10:21 pm »

MSC Nikita did not sink, she was dragged into
Rotterdam then unloaded and declared a CTL.

Think you are splitting hairs.

MSC, in general have an appalling record, just look in recent years, Carla, Mee May, Rosa M, Nikita, Kallina, Chitra, Napoli and now Rena.
Then look at the detentions, we had Immocolata and Federica held up for weeks with deficancies, and I saw those personally. They were wrecks.
MSC have for years owned and chartered old clunkers and even now in NZ we're seeing them saying, "Not our ship, not our responsibility".
Well, stuff them, hopefully our Govt will give them a damn good kick where it hurts.
And don't tell me they don't own them, beleive me shipowners have a huge say in how a charter ship is run, especially a company as large as MSC.
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« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2011, 03:07:38 am »

Couple of others I forgot,

Camille,  Gibraltar  June 2010, and Roberta, Marmara March 2005 (I think this one killed some crew members)

Pretty appalling record.
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« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2011, 03:16:35 am »

this is from MSC site
http://www.mscgva.ch/news/news_detail_eid_403_lid_2.html

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« Reply #27 on: October 15, 2011, 10:13:42 am »

Update  AAP October 21, 2011 10:22AM
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/salvors-pump-another-60-tonnes-off-stricken-oil-container-ship-rena-in-new-zealand-waters/story-e6frf7lf-1226172677056
NOTE DRAMATIC SHOT OF LEANING STACKS OF CONTAINERS

Update Monday October 17, 2011 10:51 AM NZT
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10759676

Note
Around 460 volunteers assisted yesterday with beach clean ups at Mount Maunganui, Papamoa, and Maketu, while a further 260 volunteers from Opotiki to East Cape have been trained and are ready to launch into action. A further 30 volunteers were also trained at Bowentown yesterday.

"As of this morning, almost 5,500 volunteer registrations have been received, which is fantastic."



Update at 2200 hrs New Zealand time October 15, 2011

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-10-15/fears-grow-for-stricken-nz-cargo-ship/3573162/?site=sydney



For forecasts see http://www.timeanddate.com/weather/new-zealand/tauranga/ext
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« Reply #28 on: October 24, 2011, 09:21:30 am »


UPDATE Monday October 24, 2011 10:18 PM NZT

A new fuel transfer system on board the stranded cargo ship Rena has doubled pumping capacity as good weather continues to help oil recovery efforts

See http://www.nzherald.co.nz/environment/news/article.cfm?c_id=39&objectid=10761355
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« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2011, 10:25:22 am »

UPDATE from International Business Times
See http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/246680/20111110/mv-rena-cargoes-removed-soon-100-hours.htm

Thursday, November 10, 2011 5:13 PM EST
MV Rena Cargo to be Removed Soon, 100 More Hours to Pump the Oil Out
By Arlene Paredes

Locating devices called "pingers" have been fastened to cargoes aboard the ill-fated MV Rena as the salvage team moves to finish pumping oil off the grounded cargo vessel.

It has been more than a month since the Rena accidentally hit a reef and got wedged in, crippling the vessel, and causing oil spills around the Bay of Plenty - the worst maritime disaster in New Zealand.

Salvagers working aboard the boat have fixed 35 pingers and 200 more will be attached to the rest of the containers holding dangerous goods and those likely to fall off the ship.

Salvage master Captain Drew Shannon said his team will get to as many cargoes as possible.

Meanwhile, the remaining 358 tonnes of oil from Rena will require about 100 hours of continuous pumping in the right conditions.

"There is still a strong likelihood further oil will be released, but the more oil removed from the ship, the lower the risk," Maritime New Zealand national on-scene commander Rob Service said.

As lifting of cargoes got under way, a 6000-tonne container barge was successfully tested for the next stage of operations. The ST60, chartered from Australia, carries one 280-tonne crane to free the cargoes from their locks and transfer them.

"There have been other container ships placed in similar situations and we are drawing on industry to assist with the method and means of actually removing the containers," said Shannon.

Shannon added every ship has a different procedure for locking, so his team will continue to study the situation as they go along.

The Rena's captain and second officer are facing charges under section 65 of the Maritime Transport Act which relates to operating a vessel causing unnecessary danger or risk to a person or property. The charge carries a maximum penalty of $10,000, or a maximum term of imprisonment of 12 months.
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