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Rena wreck to remain on reef

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 26/02/2016
The Rena ship © Getty The Rena ship

THE RENA GROUNDING: A TIMELINE

2011

October 5 - Tauranga-bound cargo ship Rena hits Astrolabe reef at 2.20am and begins leaking oil. Days later oil starts washing up on beaches and a massive clean-up operation begins

October-November - Oil pumped from the ship. Once complete, container salvage begins

2012

January - Rena splits in two in a big storm. Containers and debris wash up on beaches, prompting another clean-up operation

March - Interim report finds Rena crew took shortcuts on journey and hit reef travelling at 17 knots

April - Stern section sinks in rough seas. Daina Shipping charged with discharging harmful substances into sea

May - Rena captain and first officer are sentenced to seven months' jail for offences relating to the grounding after earlier pleading guilty

October - Government reaches compensation agreement with Daina, worth up to $38m. Daina fined $300,000 after pleading guilty to charges

2013

February - Debate over whether or not to leave Rena on the reef. Local iwi want it gone, ship's owners and insurers says it's easier to leave it

December - Two reports into Rena grounding - one about environmental impact and one on Maritime NZ's response - released

2014

May - Daina lodges resource consent application to leave parts of the wreck on the reef

August - Government releases its submission on the resource consent application. It wants the bow and other debris gone from the reef, but the stern section could stay

December - TAIC releases final report on the grounding. It concludes crew errors were to blame

2015

September-October - Resource consent hearings over whether parts of the wreck can be left on the reef

2016

February - A panel decides what's left of the wreckage of the Rena can stay on the Astrolabe Reef, but strict conditions will have to be met

THE RENA GROUNDING: A TIMELINE

2011

October 5 - Tauranga-bound cargo ship Rena hits Astrolabe reef at 2.20am and begins leaking oil. Days later oil starts washing up on beaches and a massive clean-up operation begins

October-November - Oil pumped from the ship. Once complete, container salvage begins

2012

January - Rena splits in two in a big storm. Containers and debris wash up on beaches, prompting another clean-up operation

March - Interim report finds Rena crew took shortcuts on journey and hit reef travelling at 17 knots

April - Stern section sinks in rough seas. Daina Shipping charged with discharging harmful substances into sea

May - Rena captain and first officer are sentenced to seven months' jail for offences relating to the grounding after earlier pleading guilty

October - Government reaches compensation agreement with Daina, worth up to $38m. Daina fined $300,000 after pleading guilty to charges

2013

February - Debate over whether or not to leave Rena on the reef. Local iwi want it gone, ship's owners and insurers says it's easier to leave it

December - Two reports into Rena grounding - one about environmental impact and one on Maritime NZ's response - released

2014

May - Daina lodges resource consent application to leave parts of the wreck on the reef

August - Government releases its submission on the resource consent application. It wants the bow and other debris gone from the reef, but the stern section could stay

December - TAIC releases final report on the grounding. It concludes crew errors were to blame

2015

September-October - Resource consent hearings over whether parts of the wreck can be left on the reef

2016

February - A panel decides what's left of the wreckage of the Rena can stay on the Astrolabe Reef, but strict conditions will have to be met

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