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In this Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, photo provided by Maritime New Zealand, the cargo ship Rena lays stranded on a reef near Tauranga, New Zealand. The condition of the cargo ship stranded on the New Zealand reef for nearly a month has worsened, and authorities say they are preparing for it to break apart. The ship has been stranded since Oct. 5 on the reef. (AP Photo/Maritime New Zealand, Graeme Brown) EDITORIAL USE ONLY

In this Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, photo provided by Maritime New Zealand, the cargo ship Rena lays stranded on a reef near Tauranga, New Zealand. The condition of the cargo ship stranded on the New Zealand reef for nearly a month has worsened, and authorities say they are preparing for it to break apart. The ship has been stranded since Oct. 5 on the reef. (AP Photo/Maritime New Zealand, Graeme Brown) 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.