Major Projects Foundation

Oil spills from shipwrecks threaten the Pacific Ocean.

We are taking direct action to stop this happening.

By determining the level of threat from bunker oil (and other hydrocarbons) in sunken vessels, we need to assess the potential to damage the reefs that are the social, cultural and economic lifeblood of small Pacific nations.


Then we’re doing something about it.

Our first step was to get a ship to do the work and we now own the former HMNZS Manawanui. She’ll be renamed in keeping with her proud traditions.

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Here’s the ship – former HMNZS Manawanui. Soon to be renamed and re-tasked.