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Burning oil tanker ‘sinks off China’ after one week


Burning oil tanker ‘sinks off China’ after one week

The Sanchi had been burning for more than a week since the collisionPicture copyright

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The Sanchi had been burning for greater than every week for the reason that collision

An oil tanker burning within the East China Sea for greater than every week has lastly sunk, Chinese language media say.

The Sanchi and a cargo ship collided 260km (160 miles) off Shanghai on 6 January, with the tanker then drifting south-east in the direction of Japan.

Iranian officers now say all 32 crew members – 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis – on the tanker are useless.

The tanker was carrying 136,00zero tonnes of ultra-light crude however Chinese language officers say there isn’t a main slick.

China Central Tv stated that the Sanchi had gone down after “all of a sudden igniting” round midday (04:00 GMT).

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Media captionOur bodies have been airlifted off the tanker on Saturday

Some 13 vessels and an Iranian commando unit had been participating within the salvage operation, amid unhealthy climate.

On Saturday, salvage staff had boarded the vessel and located the our bodies of two crewmen in a lifeboat.

Just one different physique had been discovered in the course of the week of salvage operations.

The rescue staff retrieved the ship’s black field however needed to depart rapidly due to the poisonous smoke and excessive temperatures.

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A map displaying the preliminary collision level and approximate location every week later

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