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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