This blog follows my two passions - ships and motorcycling
Sunday, 4 March 2012
The bad weather lashing New Zealand's north has passed over Astrolabe Reef and Rena has been remained unmoved. In comparison to the January storm which brought in heavy swells from the north, this storm came from the west with less fetch for sea and swell to build. No walk in the park though for the standby vessels monitoring the wreck site while 'Smit Borneo' was alongside in Tauranga for repairs and maintenance.
With the decks clear of containers, the Salvors are reported to be cutting into the boxes below decks to unload their contents in situ.
Rena being lashed by Westerly gales at Astrolabe Reef