New Zealand Oil Spill

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A man looks at waves coming in at Papamoa beach, dirty with fuel oil from the container ship Rena, which stuck aground on a reef off the coast of Tauranga, New Zealand. The 775-foot (236-meter) ship carrying 1,700 tons of fuel oil and 2,100 shipping containers as it sits on the reef at a 10-degree list. Up to 390 tons of heavy fuel oil spilled from the hull Tuesday, leading New Zealand's Environment Minister Nick Smith to call it the country's biggest maritime environmental disaster. The ship is owned by Costamere, a Greek shipping company.  The ship's captain, Mauro Balomanga, has been arrested and charged with "operating a vessel in a manner causing unnecessary danger or risk."  Thursday, October 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)