• Shipping disaster in New Zealand's Bay of Plenty - over 350 tonnes of oil released

    A disaster is unfolding in New Zealand's Bay of Plenty region. On the 5th of October 2011, a 47,000 tonne container ship, the M.V Rena hit and became stuck on the charted Astrolabe Reef. As at the 18th of October, there have been over 1,000 dead seabirds recovered as a result of the spill.

    Further details can be found http://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/5...-Rena-detained
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