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New Zealand navy joins oil spill cleanup

New Zealand’s navy has joined efforts to contain pollution from a stricken container ship off the North Island that threatens the country’s worst environmental disaster. Four ships were deployed on Saturday to assist efforts to contain pollution from the Rena, Maritime New Zealand said. Five hundred defence personnel were also placed on standby for shoreline clean up, the agency said. A monitoring flight on Saturday suggested that the 47,000-tonne container vessel Rena had stopped leaking oil for now, with much of the slick reduced to a thin sheen of oil, Rob Service,…