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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Antarctic Fishing Vessel Catches Fire Killing Three Crew, Injuring Others

A Korean fishing vessel caught fire early Wednesday morning in the Ross Sea, approximately 2,000 nautical miles southeast of New Zealand, killing three crew

January 11, 2012
Total Views: 29

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Updated: The Sea Claims M/V Rena, Stricken Containership Finally Splits in Two on New Zealand Reef [IMAGES]

UPDATE: Monday, 6pm EST: The sea has claimed the stern section of the stricken M/V Rena Tuesday morning (local time).  We’ve started a new post with

January 8, 2012
Total Views: 34

Monday, December 26, 2011

Help Arrives for Stricken Fishing Vessel Stuck in Antarctic Ice

An ice-strengthened research vessel has reached the stricken fishing vessel Sparta and her 32 crew after 10 days stuck in Antarctic ice, according to Maritime

December 26, 2011
Total Views: 20

Sunday, December 18, 2011
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Icebreaker Dispatched for Southern Ocean Rescue In Antarctic Ice

Crew on board the Russian vessel Sparta have requested more equipment to help repair damage to the boat’s hull while rescue efforts are hampered by icy

December 18, 2011
Total Views: 16

Monday, December 5, 2011
Press Releases

New Zealand’s Port of Auckland loses major shipping line service

Ports of Auckland has postponed today’s mediation with the Maritime Union of New Zealand – Local 13 (MUNZ) after hearing this morning that it had

December 5, 2011
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Friday, November 25, 2011

21 Additional “Dangerous Goods” Containers Discovered to be on Grounded M/V Rena

Maritime New Zealand said today it will conduct an investigation into 21 containers containing dangerous goods on board the stricken M/V Rena that were not

November 25, 2011
Total Views: 44

Monday, November 14, 2011
Oil Spill

Rena Salvage Moves From Oil To Containers

Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) reports that salvage crews have removed most of the oil from the M/V Rena, the containership which ran aground on a New Zealand reef

November 14, 2011
Total Views: 14

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Rena Tuesday Update: Oil Released Overnight From Fractured Bow

AUCKLAND—A stranded cargo vessel off the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island has spilled more oil into the ocean, as efforts to pump the

October 18, 2011
Total Views: 27

Sunday, October 16, 2011
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Salvage of MV Rena Continues… Sucking Heavy Fuel Presents Issues

WELLINGTON (Dow Jones)–Maritime New Zealand is focused Monday on removing oil from a cargo vessel grounded on a reef off the east coast of New

October 16, 2011
Total Views: 50

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Rena Shipowner Delivers Heartfelt Apology For Grounding, Pledges Full Cooperation With Investigators [VIDEO] Here’s a video of M/V Rena’s owner, Diamantis Manos of Costamare Shipping Company S.A., delivering a

October 13, 2011
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Rena Thursday Update: Vessel Still In One Piece, Containers and Oil Wash Ashore

TAURANGA, New Zealand (Dow Jones)–Several beaches on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island were closed to the public from Thursday and

October 13, 2011
Total Views: 48

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

MV Rena… “The worst environmental maritime disaster in New Zealand” – Prime Minister

By Lucy Craymer And Rebecca Howard, Wall Street Journal WELLINGTON—Oil spilling from a cargo vessel stranded off the east coast of New Zealand’s

October 11, 2011
Total Views: 121

Sunday, October 9, 2011
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Oil Slick From Containership Reaches New Zealand Beach, Deteriorating Weather Threatens Salvage

By Lucy Craymer, Wall Street Journal WELLINGTON—Oil from the damaged cargo vessel MV Rena has started to wash up on a popular beach on the east coast of

October 9, 2011
Total Views: 2

Friday, October 7, 2011

New Zealand Tries To Assess Oil Leak From Stranded Ship

WELLINGTON (Dow Jones)–Aerial observation flights are planned Friday to determine how much oil is leaking from a stranded container ship off the east

October 7, 2011
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Thursday, October 6, 2011
Oil Spill

Containership Rena strikes New Zealand’s Astrolabe Reef

The Waikato Times of New Zealand reports that the 236-meter Liberian flagged container ship, M/V Rena aground on Astrolabe Reef yesterday about 6 nautical

October 6, 2011
Total Views: 44

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Maersk Line expands ‘fuel-switch program’ to New Zealand

As part of Maersk Line’s drive to cut sulphur emissions from its fleet, the shipping line has expanded its fuel-switch program in New Zealand’s

March 8, 2011
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Perfectly Dangerous – A Waterspout At Sea

Robin Storm points us to this photo of this spectacular waterspout off New Zealand’s Kapiti Coast. Be sure to check out the photo slideshow and article

February 19, 2008
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