It’s been more than two years since the MV Rena’s superstructure has seen the light of day since slipping below surface at New Zealand’s Astrolabe Reef in January 2012, 3 months after the containership ran aground on the clearly marked reef.
Watch as a team from Resolve Salvage and Fire this week used the crane barge RMG500 to raise the top portion of the large accommodation block, transfer to the RMG1000 barge, and transport the wreckage back to the port of Port of Tauranga.
The MV Rena containership ran aground on the Astrolabe Reef on October 5, 2011 and slowly broke up over the months that followed. The incident has since been dubbed the worst maritime environmental disaster in New Zealand’s history. Resolve was hired in July 2012 to manage the salvage and remove much of the wreckage, which obviously still continues today.
The video below give a good look at the wreckage onboard the RMG1000 barge.
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