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Topic # 93711 28-Nov-2011 06:12
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I have just read lots of articles about Rena and the clearance of containers but none of them seem to say what will be done once they are all removed. Does the ship just get left on the reef and break up under the forces of nature, or will she be cut up and the pices sunk or taken to Tauranga, or what?

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  Reply # 550751 28-Nov-2011 07:37
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In the first instance they will try and drag her off the reef. If that fails it will be time to get out the blow torch and start cutting.

There is no way the ship will be left there to rust away.

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  Reply # 550756 28-Nov-2011 08:05
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It'll still be a'ways off yet. There are a lot of containers inside the vessel which also have to be removed

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  Reply # 550757 28-Nov-2011 08:07
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some super glue and she will be ocean ready

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  Reply # 550767 28-Nov-2011 08:22
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johnr: some super glue and she will be ocean ready

Don't you watch Mythbusters....   Duct-tape....lotsa duct-tape 

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  Reply # 550777 28-Nov-2011 09:00
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There is some idea proposed to sink it nearby as a recreational diving attraction. Still needs a lot of work.

The steel is worth a lot of money btw

What are the current estimates for removing all the containers?





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  Reply # 550790 28-Nov-2011 09:27
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oxnsox:
johnr: some super glue and she will be ocean ready

Don't you watch Mythbusters....   Duct-tape....lotsa duct-tape 


And ping pong balls
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  Reply # 550931 28-Nov-2011 13:06
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marmel: In the first instance they will try and drag her off the reef. If that fails it will be time to get out the blow torch and start cutting.

There is no way the ship will be left there to rust away.


Tourist attraction..




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  Reply # 550955 28-Nov-2011 13:32
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marmel: In the first instance they will try and drag her off the reef. If that fails it will be time to get out the blow torch and start cutting.

There is no way the ship will be left there to rust away.


Tourist attraction..


...  and a warning to others. 'Do not try this at home' or 'Here's one we prepared earlier'.

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  Reply # 551051 28-Nov-2011 15:48
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I hope they have cleaned the tanks, they may have pumped out the oil (that they can) but I hope the have pumped in some dispersant so the last few liter don't dribble out.

What will happen to the hulk? If there is no money in saving it, it will be dumped, the water there is deep and it's already marked as a navigation hazard area.

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  Reply # 551054 28-Nov-2011 15:49
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Maybe they should just leave it there .. so the next captain has no excuse if he runs aground :-)

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Reply # 551056 28-Nov-2011 15:51
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Mark: Maybe they should just leave it there .. so the next captain has no excuse if he runs aground :-)


Put a red falshing light on top of her

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  Reply # 551090 28-Nov-2011 17:08
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johnr:
Mark: Maybe they should just leave it there .. so the next captain has no excuse if he runs aground :-)


Put a red falshing light on top of her


Would the girls get much business out there?

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  Reply # 551119 28-Nov-2011 17:52
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This depends entirely on whether falshing does it for you or not...
Me? Nah. Maybe it's a VF thing?

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  Reply # 552002 30-Nov-2011 21:52
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It'll stay there until the next inorganic rubbish collection, then they drag it to the curb and wait for some people to pull up in a van and take the metal. 




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  Reply # 552027 30-Nov-2011 22:26

It could still be a year before it gets to that stage. For those old enough  to remember the the Wahine ferry , that was on it's side off the Wellington coast for several years while it was cut up. The technology today however may make it an easier job.

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