Container ship Rena hit Astrolabe Reef about 12 nautical miles off Tauranga, New Zealand. The ship was built in 1990 as ZIM America for the Israeli shipping company Zim by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft AG in Kiel, Germany. On 8 January 2012 the Rena broke in two after enduring heavy winds and seas overnight.
On Wednesday, 5 October 2011, at 2:20 AM while sailing from Napier to Tauranga, theRena ran aground on the Astrolabe Reef off the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. The ship was carrying 1 1,368 holders, including eight that contained perilous materials, 1,700 tons of substantial fuel oil, and 200 tons of marine diesel.