Monday, March 12, 2018

Photos: The Worst Containership Disasters in Recent History

Each year, more than 100 million containers are shipped across the globe on containerships that can now stretch the length of three soccer fields or more. Despite the large number of containers...

March 12, 2018
Total Views: 16506

Monday, April 4, 2016
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MV Rena Wreck No Longer a Hazard to Navigation

The wreck of the MV Rena on Astrolabe Reef no longer poses a hazard to navigation nearly four and a half years after the containership ran aground resulting in New...

April 4, 2016
Total Views: 63

Monday, February 29, 2016
Maritime News

MV Rena Owner Allowed to Abandon Wreck

The owners of the MV Rena will be able to abandon what remains of the shipwreck on New Zealand’s Astrolabe Reef but will need to pay for ongoing costs under...

February 29, 2016
Total Views: 84

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Rena Salvage Allowed ‘Temporary Pause’

Authorities in New Zealand have granted a “temporary pause” in the salvage of the MV Rena shipwreck on Astrolabe Reef pending a decision over the future of the wreckage and...

February 4, 2015
Total Views: 12

Thursday, December 18, 2014
Maritime News

Rena Grounding Final Report Reveals Errors, Lack of Oversight

New Zealand's Transport Accident Investigation Commission has just released its Final Report into the causes and circumstances of the 2011 grounding.

December 18, 2014
Total Views: 2530

Monday, December 15, 2014

Krill Swarms Spark MV Rena Oil Spill Scare

Reports of "big blotches" of oil spotted near the wreck site of the MV Rena at Astrolabe Reef and feared to be coming from the ship's remains have turned out to be just giant, perfectly natural swarms of krill.

December 15, 2014
Total Views: 4

Thursday, November 6, 2014

MV Rena Abandonment Decision Heads to Environment Court With Council’s Approval

The decision to abandon the wreckage of the former MV Rena containership from New Zealand’s Astrolabe Reef will head to the country’s top Environment Court with the recommendation from local authorities...

November 6, 2014
Total Views: 18

Friday, September 5, 2014

Decision to Abandon Rena Wreckage Heads to Environment Court

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council will not to make the decision to abandon the wreck of the MV Rena at Astrolabe Reef.

September 5, 2014
Total Views: 45

Thursday, March 13, 2014

RAW VIDEO: Resolve Raises and Removes MV Rena Accommodation Block

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.

March 13, 2014
Total Views: 132

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Report: Initial Response to MV Rena Grounding Flawed, But Overall Effective

New Zealand's maritime safety authority, Maritime New Zealand (MNZ), has been put under the microscope for their response to the October 2011 MV Rena containership grounding and oil spill in a new independent report.

December 4, 2013
Total Views: 33

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Divers Complete Survey Assessment of MV Rena

A dive survey to conduct an external visual assessment of the MV Rena’s sunken stern section and its cargo has been completed, salvors of the stricken containership confirmed on Thursday....

January 24, 2013
Total Views: 10

Friday, October 26, 2012
Lifesaving Incidents

Rena Owners Fined

Daina Shipping, owner of the stricken M/V Rena containership, was fined $300,000 today in a Tauranga District Court after pleading guilty to a charge under the Resource Management Act relating...

October 26, 2012
Total Views: 7

Friday, October 5, 2012
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MV Rena Grounding: A Year In Photographs [39 Photos]

Here’s a look back at photographs of the stricken MV Rena on today’s one year anniversary of the the vessels grounding on Astrolabe Reef off the coast of New Zealand. Fly-over shots...

October 5, 2012
Total Views: 1992

Monday, October 1, 2012
Lifesaving Incidents

Settlement Reached Over MV Rena Grounding

The New Zealand government and Daina Shipping Co, owner of the stricken MV Rena, have reached a settlement over the Oct. 5, 2011 grounding of the container ship on Astrolabe Reef, Maritime...

October 1, 2012
Total Views: 36

Thursday, September 27, 2012

MV Rena Wreckage – On Deck With The Resolve Salvage Team [Photos and Video]

Following six weeks of intensive operations in often challenging sea conditions, Resolve Salvage & Fire this week announced the removal of the first 600 tons of steel from the bow...

September 27, 2012
Total Views: 49

Friday, September 7, 2012

Rena’s Front Fell Off… Literally

Nearly a year after the MV Rena ran aground on Astrolabe Reef off New Zealand, the vessel is still not done breaking up. Maritime New Zealand says that high winds...

September 7, 2012
Total Views: 15

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Lifesaving Incidents

Jailed Rena Officers See Early Release

The Master and Second Officer of the stricken M/V Rena have been released from prison after serving only half of their seven-month sentence. A Department of Corrections spokesman confirmed to...

September 5, 2012
Total Views: 11

Friday, June 15, 2012
Lifesaving Incidents

Rena Salvage Shifts Gears

Maritime New Zealand said Friday that the container recovery stage in the salvage of the M/V Rena has been completed and the operation will now move towards wreck removal with...

June 15, 2012
Total Views: 4

Friday, May 25, 2012
Lifesaving Incidents

Rena Officers Jailed

The Master and Second Officer of the stricken M/V Rena that has been stuck on Astrolabe Reef since grounding on October 5 have each been sentenced to seven months imprisonment...

May 25, 2012
Total Views: 14

Thursday, April 5, 2012
Lifesaving Incidents

New Zealand Charges Daina Shipping in the Shipwreck of MV Rena

Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) has officially charged Greece-based Daina Shipping for the the “discharge of harmful substances from ships” in the coastal marine area, following the grounding of containership MV Rena on...

April 5, 2012
Total Views: 8