Cargo ship snaps in two off New Zealand Coast (VIDEO)
Some of the oil could reach the shores of New Zealand as early as Monday night, but officials hope that the effects will not be as devastating as they were in October. A two-mile no-go zone has been set up around the wreck. The captain of the Rena – which is registered in Liberia – and its navigating officer face criminal prosecution. Both men are being charged with operating a ship in a dangerous or risky manner, polluting the environment and altering the ship’s documents after the crash.