Containers lifted from cargo ship Rena

The wreck of the container ship Rena that founderd on the Astrolabe Reef off the coast of Tauranga Bay of Plenty. Photo / Supplied
The wreck of the container ship Rena that founderd on the Astrolabe Reef off the coast of Tauranga Bay of Plenty. Photo / Supplied

Nearly 50 containers have now been lifted from the cargo ship Rena stranded off Tauranga.

Winds are gusting up to 50 kilometres an hour around the ship as the salvage effort continues.

Six containers have been taken off the vessel today.

There's a slick of oil around the Rena, but it's heading offshore.

- Newstalk ZB

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