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Teams are cleaning the shore after the oil spill

tauranga Ile du Nord New Zealand

Collection Yann Arthus-Bertrand

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Hope Production / Yann Arthus-Bertrand / Aerialcollection

Format : HD 1920x1080

Reference : NZ1202-PO001772

Keywords : New-Zealand Oceania Rena accident aerial boat catastrophy business container danger environment globalisation oil spill sea globalization shipwreck navigation ship cleaning ocean pollution port container ship container ship rescue transportation ecology wreck

Teams are cleaning the shores after the spill. The Rena oil spill occurred off the coast of Tauranga in New Zealand. On Wednesday, 5 October 2011, at 2:20 AM (Tuesday, 4 October 13:20 UTC) while sailing in clear weather from Napier to Tauranga, at a speed of 17 knots (31 km/h; 20 mph), Rena ran aground on the Astrolabe Reef. The ship was carrying 1,368 containers, eight of which contained hazardous materials, as well as 1,700 tonnes of heavy fuel oil and 200 tonnes of marine diesel oil. The spill has been described as New Zealand's worst maritime environmental disaster.