The Rena oil spill is an environmental catastrophe. The effects on the local environment, community and economy will be felt for a long time. It has shown how impossible it is to deal with an oil spill and should be clear evidence for the New Zealand Government that its plans to open NZ waters to deep sea oil drilling should be dropped.

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One Year Anniversary of BP oil disaster

Blog entry by Lamar Billups | April 21, 2011

First I would like to thank Greenpeace for allowing me the honor of writing a blog for the one-year anniversary of the BP oil disaster. You are the best and on behalf of the millions of people on the gulf, we thank you for the...

Where's all the oil gone?

Blog entry by Dave | October 5, 2010

The Arctic Sunrise is currently alongside in Galveston Texas – the winches and other equipment that was used on the most recent leg have been craned off, and out on deck, a whole lot of new equipment is being welded on for the...

In the wake of the BP oil spill disaster, news of another oil rig explosion

Blog entry by nyoung | September 3, 2010

A blog from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise currently in the Gulf of Mexico ... This morning reports from the USA are that another oil rig, the Vermillion 380, has exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, risking the lives of at least...

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A public health warning has been issued and people are advised to avoid skin contact with the oil, water and shoreline until further notice. "No shellfish and fin fish should be eaten from waters with visible oil contamination."

To join the BOP Regional Council clean-up operation visit:

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Maritime New Zealand website Tauranga Incident page


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