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New Zealand’s oil spill record scrutinised – In the News

John Kerr posted in on October 12th, 2015.

More than our tons of oil have been spilt in New Zealand waters since the Rena oil spill in 2011, according to figures released by Maritime New Zealand. The data, covering every reported oil spill in the last four years, was provided by Maritime New Zealand to the Sunday Star Times under the Official Information […]

Could ‘Google Maps for ships’ have saved Rena?

Peter Griffin posted in on October 20th, 2011.

International rule-changes mean some ships in New Zealand’s seaways are switching from using traditional navigation techniques and paper charts to a sophisticated form of the satellite navigation systems car drivers use on roads. Research suggests the the Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) could significantly reduce the number of ships that run aground internationally. […]

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