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Oil trail in the harbour's waters

tauranga Ile du Nord New Zealand

Collection Yann Arthus-Bertrand

compulsory mention in the credits :
Hope Production / Yann Arthus-Bertrand / Aerialcollection

Format : HD 1920x1080

Reference : NZ1202-PO001778

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

Long oil trails appear in the harbour's water 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.