Rena break-up timeline not known

8:53 am on 29 December 2011

Svitzer Salvage says no one can predict whether the Rena will finally break up.

The container ship ran aground on the Astrolabe Reef off the Tauranga coast on 5 October with almost 1400 containers on board.

So far, 282 have been taken off, but salvors have stopped again because heavy rain and wind are forecast for Bay of Plenty over the next few days.

Svitzer Salvage says little has changed with the Rena.