Amariah's homework on Rena oil spill


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Amariah's homework on Rena oil spill

  1. 1. Homework Assignment Term 1 Week 5
  2. 2. Task 1The top 5 event that shook the world in 2011 are:1. Christchurch earthquake2. Japan tsunami3. Rena oil spill4. The riots in the Middle East5. The capturing and the killing of Osama Bin Ladin
  3. 3. Task 2
  4. 4. What happened, When, Time. The Rena grounded on astrolabe reef on Wednesday 5 October 2011. Oil from Rena began washing ashore at Mount Maunganui beach on 10 October. Bad weather that night caused the ship to shift and that shift caused further damage, resulting in a further 130 - 350 tonnes of oil leaking.
  5. 5. What caused this to happen? The spill was caused by the grounding of the MV Rena on the Astrolabe Reef. The Captain of the Rena has been blamed for the ship’s grounding on the reef in Tauranga. He was charged with negligence.
  6. 6. Organisations that assisted Operation Beach Clean‘ Oil Spill Response Limited provided support to Maritime New Zealand in the response to the Rena oil spill. Oiled wildlife network. Ordinary People were involved in the clean up.
  7. 7. Clean Up
  8. 8. Effects to Wild Life
  9. 9. What’s happening now The number of containers recovered from Rena has risen to 561. Beaches are cleaner and safe for people to swim again. Fishermen can now catch fish and people who had lost their jobs can now have them back. The clean up is on going. Some shipping companies have relocated from Auckland to Tauranga.
  10. 10. Wild life CareA total of 409 birds were being cared for in the Te Maunga wildlife facility at the height of the response, including 345 little blue penguins, 60 New Zealand dotterel and 4 pied shags. 120 rare New Zealand dotterels in Bay of Plenty area – 60 pre-emptively caught and cared for at the wildlife facility. 2,410 dead birds collected, of which 1448 were oiled.
  11. 11. Wild Life Care