May 2015

The RESOLVE Monarch and RMG 1000, with salvage and wreck removal equipment aboard, departed Tauranga, New Zealand, earlier this week, having successfully removed the wreckage of the MV Rena after almost three years of work. Resting on New Zealand’s Astrolabe Reef since 2011, RESOLVE first removed pieces of the wreck via helicopter before continuing to cut wreckage underwater at depths of up to 50 meters. Worth noting is that during this large scale project, involving thousands of diving and topside working hours, no time loss injuries occurred. TMC Marine oversaw the project and proved to be great partners.