Rena breaks apart

 

The stranded cargo ship Rena split in half over the weekend during an fierce storm. Nineteen-foot waves battered the vessel until it broke in two, spilling some 300 containers into the sea. The AP reports there were still 385 tons of oil aboard the vessel, raising fears of further oil leakage. The commander of the salvage team told reporters: “While reports at this stage indicate there has not been a significant release of oil, with the Rena in its current fragile state, a further release is likely.”

An eyewitness said on Sunday that the “stern has reared up and center section is not visible. Large breaking waves observed on bow.”

For more on the Rena disaster start here.

Advertisements

3 Comments

Filed under Along the Coast, Announcement, Wrecks in the News

3 responses to “Rena breaks apart

  1. We need a huge-ass ocean-skimming sponge. 😦

  2. Pingback: Rena Salvage Update | Ships on the Shore

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s