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New Zealand Oil Cleanup Again Suspended by Bad Weather

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in New Zealand say salvage crews working to off-load more than 1,000 tons of oil from a grounded container ship have again suspended operations due to bad weather. The government agency Maritime New Zealand said Tuesday the stranded cargo ship, which ran aground nearly two weeks ago, was pounded by heavy seas and 65-kilometer […]

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Breakup Risk Mounts for Grounded Ship Off New Zealand

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Salvage workers in New Zealand said Monday they expect more oil to leak from a grounded container ship off the country’s coast. Spokesmen said crews managed to pump only about 20 tons of heavy fuel from the crippled ship overnight, leaving at least 1,300 tons of oil in the tanks. Around 300 tons has already […]

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Breakup Risk Mounts for Grounded Ship Off New Zealand

Posted October 16th, 2011 at 11:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Salvage workers in New Zealand said Monday they expect more oil to leak from a grounded container ship off the country’s coast. Spokesmen said crews managed to pump only about 20 tons of heavy fuel from the crippled ship overnight, leaving at least 1,300 tons of oil in the tanks. Around 300 tons has already […]

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New Zealand Salvagers Re-board Wrecked Ship, Racing Against Time

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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Salvagers went back aboard a grounded ship off New Zealand’s northeast coast Thursday in an urgent effort to drain its fuel tanks before the ship breaks in two. Improved weather after days of fierce winds and high seas enabled the salvagers to re-board the Rena, which has developed huge cracks in its hull since it […]

New Zealand PM Says Stranded Cargo Ship Could Sink

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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New Zealand Prime Minister John Key says he fears a possible break-up of a grounded cargo ship that is leaking fuel oil from its damaged hull. Mr. Key told reporters Wednesday that stress fractures have been discovered along the hull of the Liberian-flagged cargo ship Rena, and warned that the risk of the ship coming […]

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New Zealand PM Says Stranded Cargo Ship Could Sink

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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New Zealand Prime Minister John Key says he fears a possible break-up of a grounded cargo ship that is leaking fuel oil from its damaged hull. Mr. Key told reporters Wednesday that stress fractures have been discovered along the hull of the Liberian-flagged cargo ship Rena, and warned that the risk of the ship coming […]

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Filipino Captain Charged in New Zealand Oil Spill

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 9:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The captain of a cargo ship grounded on a reef off New Zealand’s coast has appeared in court in connection with environmental damage caused by the fuel oil leaking from the ship. The Filipino national appeared in a court Wednesday in New Zealand’s port city of Tauranga and was charged with operating a vessel in […]

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Oil Spill Worsens off New Zealand Coast

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The captain of a ship that is leaking heavy fuel oil, while caught on a reef off New Zealand’s coast, has been arrested and will appear in court Wednesday. The Liberian-flagged cargo ship Rena, loaded with about 700 tons of oil hit the reef off New Zealand’s North Island on October 5. Maritime officials say […]

Oil Spill Worsens off New Zealand Coast

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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New Zealand says an oil spill from a grounded cargo ship off its northern coast is now the worst environmental maritime disaster it its history. The Liberian-flagged Rena has been leaking fuel oil since striking a reef on Wednesday in the Bay of Plenty. Maritime New Zealand says between 130 and 350 tons of oil […]

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Oil Spill Worsens off New Zealand Coast

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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New Zealand says an oil spill from a grounded cargo ship off its eastern coast is now the worst environmental maritime disaster it its history. The Liberian-flagged Rena has been leaking fuel oil since striking a reef on Wednesday in the Bay of Plenty. Maritime New Zealand says between 130 and 350 tons of oil […]

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