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View images of incidents, exercises, vessels and equipment relating to oil spill and pollution response in New Zealand.

Note: images in the gallery may be used and reproduced, provided the source is acknowledged. Please credit Maritime New Zealand (or any alternative source credited on the images).

Rena grounding – 5 October 2011

Salvage/On-water images

Beach clean-up images

Wildlife images

Media Conferences

 

Exercises including Hardrock

National and regional training exercises are conducted to assess the capability and robustness of all planning, management and operational response systems. The ‘Hardrock’ exercise was conducted in Marlborough in 2006.

Terminator Skimmer

Boom at Ruakaka Bay, Marlborough 

Lancer Barge

Response team at Blenheim incident command centre

Weir

Oil recovery vessel, Tukuperu

Sorbent Boom

Incident command centre media conference

Disc

Sawdust used to simulate an oil spill

Land Sea Boom

Incident command centre briefing

Briefing

Briefing at an exercise

Packing up

Packing up at Henderson Creek training exercise

Spill response equipment

The equipment used to respond to a spill includes a range of booms, pumps, oil skimmers and dispersant chemicals. Some of these are shown below.

Terminator Skimmer

Terminator skimmer

Lancer Barge

Lancer barge 

Weir

Wier skimmer
                                      

Sorbent Boom

Sorbent boom

Disc

Disc skimmer

Land Sea Boom

Land sea boom
                                                 
Boom deployment

Boom used at Henderson Creek

Frame tank assembly

Frame tank assembly 

Boom and skimmer at Stanly Bay

Boom and skimmer

Rapid deployment boom

Rapid deployment boom at Stanly Bay

Launch of Kuaka

Kuaka is an oil recovery vessel. She was launched in December 2005 and is based at Maritime New Zealand’s National Oil Spill Service Centre in Te Atatu, Auckland. The images below were taken at Kuaka’s launch.

Taranui

Russell Kilvington, former Maritime New Zealand Director, gives his speech

Taranui

Navy Chaplain, Wayne Toleafoa

Tarnui

Frank Wall, Silver Fern Shipping

Taranui

The launch bottle ready to go

Taranui

Launched into water at Te Atatu, Auckland

Taranui

Scott Read, Equipment technician at M.P.R.S,  shows the way

Launch of Tukuperu

Tukuperu is an oil recovery vessel. She was launched in November 2005 and is based in Picton. She is strategically located for Cook Strait and South Island maritime activity. The images below were taken at Tukuperu’s launch.

Taranui

The Archdeacon gives his blessing

Taranui

Crowd gets a closer look

Tarnui

Crew raring to go

Taranui

Alex van Wijngaarden, Marlborough Harbour Master and National On Scene Commander, and Nick Quinn, General Manager – Marine Pollution Response Services

Taranui

The bottle smashes!

Taranui

In Marlborough water

Launch of Taranui

The Taranui was New Zealand's first Oil recovery vessel. She was officially launched in April 2005 and is currently leased by the New Zealand Refining Company and based at Marsden Point in Northland. The images below were taken at Taranui’s launch.

Taranui

On her purpose built trailer

Taranui

Minister Harry Dynhovan at launch

Tarnui

Arms for booms deployed

Taranui

Launched into Northland waters

Taranui

In Auckland waters

Taranui

On the move for a test run

Jody F Millennium

The Jody F Millennium ran aground on the beach at Gisborne on the 6th of February, 2002. Twenty five tonnes of fuel oil was spilled.

Workers and loader

Workers and loader

Booms in Waikanae Creek

Booms, Waikanae Creek

Jody F

View of ship from over flight

Jody F

Jody battling the waves

Oil reaches shore

Oil reaches the shore

A very public debate

A very public incident

International incidents

Ships involved in some of the world’s major spill incidents, are pictured below.

Workers and loader

Amoco Cadiz, 1978

Booms in Waikanae Creek

Exxon Valdez, 1989

Jody F

Mega Borg, 1990

Jody F

Prestige, 2002

Oil reaches shore

Selendang Ayu, 2004

A very public debate

Tasman Spirit, 2003