Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Recovery teams reclaim 1000+ containers from Rena wreck
Rena wreck recovery teams, Braemar Howells and Unimar, have reclaimed 1003 containers from the sea. There are still 365 containers surrounding Rena or in the underwater stern section of the ship.
"We take our hats off to all those involved in the ongoing joint recovery effort - from the salvors, Braemar and Unimar staff, to Maritime New Zealand, support services companies, and many others,'' said Braemar operations manager Mike Richards
"The work of identifying containers from numbers on scrap recovered has been a huge behind-the-scenes task and has been carried out by specialists in distressed cargo,'' he said.
Salvage experts Resolve Salvage and Fire have removed more than 140 tons of steel from the bow section over the past seven days. The combined weight of steel removed is approximately 575 tons.
On-shore recovery teams continue work to remove plastic beads from Matakana Island.
For more of the Bay of Plenty Times story: bayofplentytimes.co.nz
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