Dramatic Footage Of The Sinking Container Ship RENA!

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MV Rena was a 3,351 TEU container ship owned by the Greek shipping company Costamare Inc. through one of its subsidiaries, Diana Shipping Co. The ship was built in 1990 as ZIM America for the Israeli shipping company Zim by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft AG in Kiel, Germany.

Dramatic Footage Of The Sinking Container Ship RENA!

On 5 October 2011 the Rena ran aground near Tauranga, New Zealand, resulting in an oil spill. The spill was caused by the grounding of MV Rena on the Astrolabe Reef. This oil spill has been described as New Zealand’s worst maritime environmental disaster.

Check out the video below that shows just some of the wreckage. On 8 January 2012 the Rena broke in two after enduring heavy winds and seas overnight, and by 10 January,  the ship had sunk almost completely. Luckily, the crew was evacuated.

Check it out!