Shipwreck In New Zealand – Oil and Toxic Substances
Rena: Shipwreck That Shook A Nation
"The 21-year-old, 47,000-tonne box ship left Napier laden with 1386 containers 11 carrying hazardous substances, including ferrosilicon, which can ignite when in contact with water. The ship’s fuel tanks the main four located low in the now-damaged hull – contain 1700 tonnes of fuel oil and 200 tonnes of diesel. The vessel settles on a 10-degree list in a slight swell. It is the start of an unfolding disaster…"