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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2011 file image released by New Zealand Maritime, a sea crane, foreground, is in place to begin removing some of the 1,280 containers that remain on board the cargo ship Rena, near Tauranga, New Zealand. Australian inspection records show that a cargo ship that ran aground off New Zealand in October had previous safety issues. (AP Photo/New Zealand Maritime, Graeme Brown, File) EDITORIAL USE ONLY

New Zealand cargo ship disaster

The remains of the stricken container ship Rena are stuck on a rock reef about 14 nautical miles (22 km) from Tauranga on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island. Rena ran aground six months ago, in what authorities say is one of the nation's worst environmental disasters, Apr. 4.