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Oil Spill Grows In New Zealand

TAURANGA, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 11: Volunteers collect the initial oil coming onto the Mount Maunganui shore on October 11, 2011 in Tauranga, New Zealand. Up to 350 more tonnes of oil has been spilled from the 'Rena', which is stricken off the coast of Tauranga today, after the ship shifted position on the reef. The crew was evacuated and are waiting for a break in rough weather to return to pumping oil off the ship to the barge Awanuia. Officials are warning that if the ship breaks up and releases the 1,700 tonnes of fuel on board it will be the worst maritime disaster for New Zealand in decades. (Photo by Bradley Ambrose/Getty Images)

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.