New Zealand: Barge Smit Borneo Returns to Rena Wreck Site

 

The Smit Borneo has returned to the Rena wreck site and currently has 6 anchors secured in position.

Svitzer advise the tugs, Singapore, Go Canopus and Koraki are assisting. Two connections to the Rena are still to be made, and will hopefully be completed today or tomorrow at latest, subject to sea/swell conditions at the site.

Current weather conditions are for an easterly swell of 1.1m, with a maximum wave height of 2.8m, with northerly winds of 20 knots, turning southerly in the evening.

The forecast for tomorrow is for swells to remain at 1.1m, with a total expected wave height of 2.5m, with winds from the north, turning to SE on Wednesday.

Containers

Weekend clean-up operations by the Braemar Howells team included dragging debris up above the high tide mark at the base of Mauao (Mt Maunganui). The intention is to remove the debris – found on the western side of Mauao – today. Debris includes a couch, plywood and foam from refrigerated containers.

A survey of Pukehina Beach was conducted over the weekend. While the beach was found to be clear, debris already gathered by locals will be collected by Braemar in the near future.

Clean-up operations at Motiti Island will resume mid week if an expected window of improved weather occurs. There, the retrieval of debris under the water and on the tide line at the northern part of the island will be continued. Debris is mainly plastic and container pieces.

Container numbers remain unchanged from Friday. A total of 573 have been retrieved from the wreck, and 72 from the sea or shore.

21 total containers located away from Rena, but yet to be recovered.

MNZ / Spill response

50-100 people attended a community event to celebrate the contribution of the Rena volunteers in drizzly conditions at the Main Mount beach yesterday. MNZ Director Keith Manch and local body officials thanked the volunteers for their fantastic contribution to the recovery effort.

Operations at Whangaparoa were completed on Friday. There are currently no further operations planned for this week, but responders remain ready should there be any reports of fresh oil released.

There have been no new reports of oiled wildlife.

Source: Maritime NZ, March 13, 2012

 

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Sep 2015 >>
MTWTFSS
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 1 2 3 4

Marine Maintenance World Expo 29 September – 1 October

The international exhibition of maintenance and repair technologies, tools, spare parts, services and systems for vessels of all sizes, from yachts, commercial fishing vessels, work boats, passenger and vehicle ferries, to cargo ships, cruise ships, naval defence fleets, oil tankers, offshore support vessels and offshore-energy platforms.

Expect to see technologies and services including:

• Hull blasting/cleaning equipment
• Hull coatings
• Spare parts component suppliers
• Hull inspection equipment
• Ultrasonic testing equipment
• Non-destructive testing equipment
• Boat-lifting equipment
• Dry dock tools and equipment
• Underwater ship inspection surveys
• Underwater repair technology
• Marine engine maintenance equipment
• Maintenance of marine engine control systems
• Marine transmission maintenance systems
• Predictive maintenance systems
• Engine and oil analysis equipment
• Wear particle indicators
• Vibration analysis systems
• On-ship/onboard visual monitoring display equipment
• Bow stem slamming and strain monitoring
• Water quality monitoring
• Ship maintenance software
• Lifeboat maintenance systems
• Ship repair specialists from around the world
• Hydraulic analysis, coolant analysis, and other fluid analysis
• Wet/underwater welding
• Propeller polishing equipment
• Wireless handheld inventory monitors
• Marine monitoring and control platform
• Integrated platform management systems
• Load cells
• Mooring tension monitoring systems
• Hull stress monitoring equipment
• Tow load monitoring, mooring load monitoring, jetty management monitoring systems
• Mooring load monitoring and analysis equipment
• Marine equipment status monitoring and control systems
• Salinometers
• Marine monitoring and control hardware
• Marine monitoring and control software
• Fleet management systems
• Alarm monitoring equipment
• Power maintenance systems/electrical maintenance systems

Read more about the event here.

read more >

PIANC SMART Rivers Conference

The SMART Rivers Conference is a biennal forum bringing together those involved in river transport form developing and developed countries…

read more >

NEVA 2015

The NEVA 2015 profile will promote traditional sectors of Shipbuilding, Ship Equipment, Offshore Shelf Construction and Equipment, Ports…

read more >

16th Annual FPSO World Congress 2015

This year, we will bring together more than 750 key stakeholders from oil companies, vessel owners, shipyards, financial organisations…

read more >