Pumping capacity doubled

From The NZ Herald:

A new fuel transfer system on board the stranded cargo ship Rena has doubled pumping capacity as good weather continues to help oil recovery efforts.

Salvors stopped pumping for a few hours yesterday afternoon while they installed a new pump and hose to remove fuel oil from the port number 5 tank.

The new system was now up and running and a team of three salvors remained on board the Rena to oversee pumping operations overnight.

So the salvors have been pumping oil now for 5 straight days, making a mockery of all the political points scoring from the Greens and Labour that for the first four days they could have got all the oil off. If that was the case then the ship would have been clear by now.

I doubt we will get an apology though, they did the political damage they sought to cause.


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