30 Nov 2011

More containers removed

12:36 pm on 30 November 2011

Calm weather allowed salvors on the Rena to remove 20 more containers on Tuesday, bringing the total to 166.

Maritime New Zealand says swells are expected to increase later in the week and the salvors are taking advantage of the current conditions.

About 1300 containers aboard were aboard the Rena when it ran aground on 5 October.

Of these: 87 were lost overboard and by Tuesday, 166 were removed, leaving a total of 1114 remaining.