Container Removal - MV Rena

Overview

In October 2011 cargo ship MV Rena hit Astrolabe reef off the coast of Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. Carrying 1368 containers and 1700 ton of heavy fuel it was to be New Zealand’s largest ship lost in New Zealand waters. International salvage company Svitzer Salvage B.V. quickly engaged Industrial Site Services Ltd to prevent pending environmental disaster. Industrial Site Services Ltd was responsible for container removal by using specialist rigging, rope access and scaffolding skills on the listing ship. All work was carried out efficiently, without delay or incident. Due to Industrial Site Services quick reactions an environmental disaster was avoided.