The applications by the ASTROLABE COMMUNITY TRUST for:
1) consent to “dump” the remains of the MV Rena, its equipment and cargo on Astrolabe Reef as a result of the grounding of the vessel on 5 October 2011 pursuant to Section 15A of the RMA; and
2) consent to “discharge” any harmful substances or contaminants from the remains of the MV Rena, its equipment and cargo that may occur over time as a result of the degradation of the vessel pursuant to Section 15B of the RMA; have been granted subject to a comprehensive suite of conditions outlined within the 451 page decision document.
A full copy of this decision is contained in the links below with hard copies available through the Bay of Plenty Regional Council.
The full report is broken down into sections as below: