22 October 2011

Grounding off the coast of Tauranga: 22 October 2011: 2.01pm

Rena by the numbers

Please note: some numbers are estimates and many of these numbers are subject to change

Approximately 600–800 people in the oil spill response team,** including members of the Incident Command Centre (ICC) and people in the field undertaking beach clean-up and wildlife response.

  • Around 300 staff managing the overall response from the ICC
  • 140 National Oiled Wildlife Response Team personnel working on the response, including veterinarians, expert responders and ornithologists with experience in the capture and treatment of oiled birds
  • Around 60 trained oil spill responders leading clean-up and oil recovery operations
  • Over 370 New Zealand Defence Force personnel are providing support to the oil spill response, doing beach clean-up, and conducting aerial and on-water operations
  • Technical advice and support from Australia, the UK, the Netherlands and Singapore with offers of assistance and equipment and under international agreements
  • More than 6,000 volunteers are also registered in the volunteer database
Beach clean-up:
  • 827 tonnes of waste collected

  • Around 256 tonnes of oil recovered through fuel recovery operations on board Rena (at 3.30pm on 21 October)
  • 1,673 tonnes of oil on board Rena when it grounded
  • Around 300 tonnes of oil lost overboard
  • 25 crew on board Rena at time of grounding
  • 35 member salvage team from the appointed salvage company Svitzer – with local support teams and colleagues providing round-the-clock technical advice and analysis from Australia, Singapore and the Netherlands

  • 1,368 containers on board Rena at time of grounding
  • 121 containers with perishable foodstuffs
  • 11 containers with dangerous goods
  • 88 containers (total) lost overboard
  • 35 are tied to buoys (16 of these have sunk)
  • 7 have washed up on White Island
  • 9 have washed up on Motiti Island
  • 7 (approx) are on other beaches

  • 500 birds can be housed at the Wildlife treatment and rehabilitation facility established in Te Maunga
  • 285 animals being cared for at the wildlife facility
  • 56 rare New Zealand dotterels pre-emptively caught and held in wildlife centre
  • 100 rare New Zealand dotterels in Bay of Plenty area
  • 1,500 rare New Zealand dotterels in existence
  • 1,335 dead oiled birds found
  • 4 dead seals

  • 1 double-hulled tanker Awanuia, capable of receiving oil from Rena
  • 4 Navy vessels Manawanui, Rotoiti, Pukaki and Endeavour involved in the response
  • Seasprite and Iroquois helicopters supporting MNZ with aerial observation flights and transport of salvage experts to and from Rena
  • 1 Squirrel Helicopter for winching people on and off Rena
  • 1 C172 aircraft used for aerial observation flight C172 aircraft used for aerial observation flight
  • 2 MNZ-owned oil recovery vessels, Kuaka from Auckland and Tukuperu from Picton
  • 2 Port of Auckland tugs Maui and Waka Kume and Auckland barge Paponui
  • 1 anchor-handling tug Swiber Torunn
  • 1 bollard pull tug, Go Canopus, capable of maintaining station in poor weather
  • 3 ocean-going barges carrying specialist equipment and trained oil spill responders recovering heavy fuel oil in the water
  • 1 crane ship Pancaldo
  • 1,200 metres of ocean-going booms from Taranaki and Australia
  • 1 Bell 214 Helicopter flying equipment to Rena, carrying 3 tonnes at a time
  • 3 local tugs mobilised to intercept drifting containers and debris
  • Salvage equipment brought by Svitzer includes air compressors, power generators, chains, shackles, ropes, tools and oil removal equipment
**Includes staff from MNZ, the National Response Team, regional and local councils, Massey University harbourmasters, the Department of Conservation, Forest and Bird, Waikato University, WWF and New Zealand Fire Service.

Source: Maritime New Zealand. 22 October 2011

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