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RENA: Latest information

It’s 10 days since Rena was grounded in the Bay of Plenty and the latest bullet point info is below…

* Salvors are aboard the Rena, attempting to put in place systems to allow the remaining oil to be pumped off the ship to a tanker.

* An estimated 2000 volunteers have joined today’s oil clean-up operation in the Bay of Plenty. Some 4200 people in total have registered to volunteer.

* A total of 376 tonnes of waste has been collected by volunteers so far. It is believed there are still 1346 tonnes of oil on board the Rena.

* Access from Mount Maunganui Beach to Maketu Point is restricted to the public.

* The boat ramps at Sulphur Point and Pilot Bay are closed.

* 1000 birds have been found dead as a result of the oil spill.

* Around half of the 88 containers known to have fallen from the ship have been located.

* Eastern Bay of Plenty residents are preparing for oil from the Rena to hit their beaches.


* Anyone wanting to help out with the clean-up effort can phone 0800 645 774, register online, or go to the visiting Mt Maunganui, Omanu or Papamoa Surf Clubs. 



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