M/V Rena

South Pacific Familyadventure 2008
Claes Brodin
Mon 16 Jan 2012 12:34
The ship Rena hit Astrolab reef October 2011,causing one of the major
environmental catastrofies in NZ in modern times.The area around Astrolab
reef is now prohibited area(salvage team working)and last week Rena broke
in two parts in a storm passing(while we were in Auckland).The result was
another load of containers breaking loose floating freely(on top of masses
of other debris).New Zealands famous surfbeach,Waihi Beach has been very
affected,and the captain of the ship is currently in jail waiting for
trial.Regular airforce surveys is the way to try to lead shipping safely
in and out of Tauranga.