Rena vs. Concordia

This might be interesting to watch play out. Rena (1700 tonnes oil) grounded Oct 5. Despite bad weather hampering pump installation, the terrible position offshore atop Astrolabe Reef, being pounded by ocean swells, oil pumping started 11 days later on Oct 16.

Costa Concordia (2300 tonnes oil) grounded 13 Jan. It’s 16 days later already and not estimated to start pumping the oil until day 19 on Wednesday. Despite being ashore on the coast, right next to the harbour on Giglio Island.

This doesn’t show a bad job from the Costa Concordia recovery team, but it does show what a terrific job has been done with the Rena recovery and how lame the political left was in complaining about the response times.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.

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