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Rena Oil Spill: Papamoa Beach (13 October 2011)

Tauranga City Libraries

Debbie McCauley (Tauranga City Libraries), djm

2011

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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