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MV Rena Morning Update - 11 January 2012

MV Rena Morning Update - 11 January 2012

A short update on the Rena operation is below. There will be a full update around 11am.

• An observation flight this morning has confirmed no significant change to the state of the two pieces of the wreck.

• Observers noted very little debris remaining around the wreck, as well as a light oil sheen.

• An oil spill response flight last night confirmed no significant amounts of oil coming ashore.

• An observation flight has gone up this morning to check on any oil coming ashore overnight. We will provide results of that flight in the 10.30am media release.

• Oil spill response teams, wildlife teams and container recovery teams will be out in the field today.

• Any members of the public interested in assisting with the clean up effort should visit www.boprc.govt.nz/oilspillvolunteers.

• There will be a 3pm press conference at the Tauranga Boys College Auditorium, 664 Cameron Road, Tauranga.

Sophie Hazelhurst | Senior Media Advisor
Maritime New Zealand | Wellington
www.maritimenz.govt.nz

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