Monday, January 9, 2012

Cargo ship breaks up off New Zealand

[ via BBC Asia ] 8 Jan

Greek-owned cargo ship Rena which ran aground off the coast of New Zealand three months ago has broken in two, spilling containers and threatening a new oil spill.
Screen shot of the breaking up Rena [ Video: BBC ]
Heavy seas snapped off the stern section of the Greek-owned Rena, which leaked large amounts of fuel on becoming stranded in October.

Up to 300 containers have been washed overboard, with most expected to sink.
Read more/ watch video: BBC Asia
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