Rena oil spill an unfortunate lesson

Photo | October 12, 2011

A helicopter sprays dispersant on the oil slick that has started leaking from the container ship, Rena, which is stuck on a reef about 12 nautical miles off the coast of Tauranga. The ship ran aground on the reef early yesterday morning. 6 October 2011 New Zealand Herald Photograph by Alan Gibson.NZH 07Oct11 - Helicopters are being used to spray chemicals to disperse the oil leaking into the Bay of Plenty from the grounded container ship Rena. The slick (also at right) was approaching Mayor Island last night, raising fears about its effect on wildlife. Pictures / Alan Gibson

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