containers as temporary housing shelters. Using this research, the team focused on converting shipping containers into pre-fabricated emergency relief housing. By designing a number of containers with different functions the group created a community environment in which approximately 216 people could recover from natural disasters. disaster response, impact assessment, indigenous peoples, Mauri Model, MV Rena Introduction The Motor Vessel Rena (MV Rena) was a 236 m container ship with capacity for 3,351 standard containers in seven holds. The MV Rena had a breadth of 32.2 m and a draught of 12 m when fully laden. Gross tonnage was 38,788, with deadweight of 47,231 tonnes ... NEW ZEALAND: RENA DISASTER UPDATE. Posted 12 October 2011. As reported by www.Sail-World.com. Stricken ship’s Master arrested as containers topple in Rena Disaster. There have been two significant developments in the Rena Disaster. Seventy containers have fallen off the ship overnight as she continues to be pounded by 4-5 metre seas off Tauranga. The latest Rena Disaster news from RNZ - New Zealand's leading news team. RNZ. ... More than 1000 containers have been recovered from the grounded ship Rena. In January, the Rena (still stuck on the reef) buckled under turbulent waters and split in half. About a third of the Rena’s remaining containers at the time were swept overboard. While the initial environmental damages incurred in October were by far the worst, those resulting from the split required relief staff to ramp up work. New Zealand’s worst environmental disaster. The ship hit an offshore reef, creating hazardous salvage conditions, and the consequent spill of 350 tonnes of fuel oil affected 50 km of coastline and many islands. Many containers fell overboard, creating hazards for other shipping, requiring On 5 October 2011 the Mediterranean Shipping Company-chartered, Liberian-flagged container ship Rena astonished local mariners by grounding on the clearly marked Astrolabe Reef in the Bay of Plenty while approaching Tauranga Harbour. Three months later the vessel broke in half.