Rena update (update 169)

17 January 2012, 8:15am

There is no significant change to the state of the Rena wreck.

  • Swells are easing and winds are picking up.
  • Diving is difficult because of sea state, but salvors are hoping to continue the dive survey today.
  • A Shoreline Clean-up Assessment Teams (SCAT) survey is planned at Maketu Spit and Matakana Island today.
  • MNZ is continuing to respond to reports of oil.
  • Salvors have been on board the bow section of Rena.
  • They are assessing the state of containers, including preparing to remove the contents of a container of milk powder, which will be transported off by helicopter.
  • Four oiled penguins will be taken to Massey tomorrow, and 3–6 will be brought back (the number depends on the penguins’ level of “waterproofing”).
  • A shoreline monitoring team will be on Motiti Island for five days.

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