The 47,000 tonne cargo ship became stuck on the Astrolobe Reef off Tauranga last Wednesday.
Fresh oil has been seen this morning leaking from the ship, heading in a south-westerly direction, and overnight the ship partially righted itself, and is now only listing by between 3 and 6 degrees, MNZ said.
This is so disturbing to see on my home town’s beach 😦
Lumps on thick tar like oil washed up on the beautiful beach
Lumps of it on the beach
Volunteers helping to clean up the beach – bless!
Rings of oil washed up with the incoming tide onto the beach
😦 What a sad day for Mt Maunganui and all the sea life! 😦