MV Rena

Grounded-ship-Rena-on-the-Astrolabe-reef

Operation Rena — New Zealand Defence Force assistance during the recovery operation for grounded ship MV Rena off the coast of Tauranga. Wikipedia reports, “On 5 October 2011 the Rena ran aground near Tauranga, New Zealand, resulting in an oil spill. On 8 January 2012 the Rena broke in two after enduring heavy winds and seas overnight. By 10 January 2012 the stern section had sunk almost completely.

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