Container Ship 'Rena' Salvage Update

Press Release
Friday, July 06, 2012
Photo credit MNZ

The tender process for the wreck removal is continuing, meanwhile Braemar uses a ROV to search the sea-bed

Braemar Howells is using increasingly sophisticated equipment in its Rena clean-up operations. The observation class Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROV), used to-date in locating submerged container wreckage, has been replaced by a working class version.

While the observation class equipment provided the “eyes” to confirm sightings, the replacement ROV features a manipulating arm that can hook up and move scrap wreckage. This will enable container wreckage to be collected without the use of divers. It can operate at varying depths and will be used in Rena recovery operations from next week.

Plans are also being made, under the auspices of the Rena owners, for the removal of scrap on the seabed around the Rena. Mooring chains are now in place at the Rena for the Unimar recovery barge, which will be receiving scrap from the seabed.

Maritime New Zealand say that the oil spill response has been reduced from a Tier 3, or national level, to Tier 2, or regional level, response.
 

 

Maritime Reporter May 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Salvage

6,000 Gallons of Diesel Spilt in Alaskan Gulf

Unified Command responding to cleanup aboard vessel in Seldovia, Alaska   A Unified Command consisting of representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Department of the Interior,

US Orders Owner to Clean Up Ruptured Pipeline

Federal order ensures continued action on Santa Barbara County oil spill   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Coast Guard issued a joint federal

Busan: Tugboat Sinks, Two Dead

Two crew members died after their tugboat sank in waters off the southeastern port city of Busan in Korea, Yonhap reports quoting the authorities.   The accident took place around 12:30 p.

Ocean Observation

US Forecaster Predicts Below-average Atlantic Hurricane Season

The Atlantic Ocean will see a below-average number of hurricanes this season due to cooler seas and a strong El Niño effect, the U.S. government weather forecaster announced on Wednesday.

China Builds-up Naval Power

China has outlined a first ever "white paper" on military strategy that outlined a more robust posture for its blue-water navy, and warned of threats to its security

UNOLS Seeks Fleet Improvement Committee Chair

The University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) informs it is seeking nominations to fill a Fleet Improvement Committee (FIC) Chair position.   The position,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1025 sec (10 req/sec)