Iran: Tanker blazes off China


Issue 1051 - 11 Jan 2018 | 1 minute read

Efforts to contain the blaze engulfing the Iranian tanker MV Sanchi were continuing as GSN went to press, but just one body had been recovered from a crew of 32 Iranians and Bangladeshis aboard the ship.The Sanchi, which is registered in Panama and operated by National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC), collided with the Hong Kong-flagged CF Crystal at 8pm local time on 6 January, around 160 nautical miles off the coast of China close to Shanghai.

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