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Oil spill is N Zealand's 'worst maritime disaster'

The oil leaking from a stranded cargo ship off New Zealand has become the country's worst maritime environmental disaster, the government has said.

The container ship, the 775ft (236m) Rena, ran aground on the Astrolabe Reef off the port of Tauranga on Wednesday.

Duncan Kennedy reports.

  • 11 Oct 2011