By: Debbie McCauley (Tauranga City Libraries); djm
Description: The Rena Disaster occurred off the coast of Tauranga in New Zealand when the container ship MV Rena grounded on Astrolabe Reef (Otaiti) at 2.14 am on 5 October 2011. Described as New Zealand's worst maritime environmental disaster, the resulting oil spill had a devastating impact. Around 350 tonnes of heavy fuel oil spilled and, along with the c...
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