PLEASE NOTE: At this time (Monday 10 October 2011) Maritime NZ's Oiled Wildlife Response Unit is not seeking further volunteers

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PLEASE NOTE: At this time (Monday 10 October 2011) Maritime NZ's Oiled Wildlife Response Unit has been overwhelmed with responses and is not seeking further volunteers to assist with the oil spill resulting from the grounding of container vessel Rena on Astrolabe reef near Tauranga.  Please DO NOT call Jim Lilley on 0275 387 566 - this line must open for operational calls.  Please forward this notification to anyone to who you may have provided Jim Lilley’s number. 

If the oil spill situation worsens then further calls from Maritime NZ for assistance may occur.

Maritime NZ provides the most up-to-date reports of the Rena ship stranding and the response, and information as to how members of the public can assist.

Callers with information for the oil spill response team can telephone 0800 OIL SPILL (0800 645 774). Members of the public with information on oiled wildlife should call 0800 333 771.

Please note, we (the Waikato Environment Centre) will endeavour to update you regarding the spill as new information becomes available. However we are unable to register your interest in volunteering - we recommend you contact Maritime NZ directly.

http://www.maritimenz.govt.nz/Incident/default.asp



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