Burning tanker off Chinese coast 'in danger of exploding'

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Burning tanker off Chinese coast 'in danger of exploding'

Post by Anchor Moy » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:44 pm

Sanchi: Burning tanker off Chinese coast 'in danger of exploding'
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An oil tanker burst into flames after colliding with a cargo ship off China's east coast on Saturday.

The body of one crewman has washed up, but more than 30 people remain missing from the tanker.

China has sent several ships for the search and rescue operation.

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The Panama-flagged Sanchi was bringing its cargo of oil from Iran to South Korea when it collided with the Hong Kong-registered freighter CF Crystal, carrying grain from the US, in the East China Sea. The incident occurred about 260km (160 miles) off the coast of Shanghai.

The collision, in the mouth of the Yangtze River Delta, occurred on Saturday evening.

The exact cause of the collision is not yet known.

The tanker, run by Iran's leading oil shipping operator, has on board 136,000 tonnes of condensate, which is an ultra-light version of crude oil.

That is about one million barrels and at current prices is worth roughly $60m (£44m).

The Sanchi will also be carrying a certain amount of heavy - and toxic - shipping fuel.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-426
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Post by pczz » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:28 pm

maybe someone thought it was heading to north korea, being as it was an iranian ship
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Post by Chaturbater » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:23 am

pczz wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:28 pm
maybe someone thought it was heading to north korea, being as it was an iranian ship
cant see any ship that would willingly set a collision with a ship that size
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Post by Yobbo » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:37 am

The new Bermuda triangle with 33 ships lost in 2016.
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Post by chorlton » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:00 pm

now THAT'S the kind of image I wanted to see when I clicked on the story of trump tower on fire, shame. :stir:
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri May 18, 2018 1:03 am

Split verdict on Iranian oil tanker disaster off China
17 May 2018
BEIJING: A multinational committee probing a collision between an Iranian oil tanker and a freighter off China has come to differing conclusions over the causes of the accident that led to one of the worst oil spills in decades, according to an investigation report seen by AFP.

The Panama-registered Sanchi, carrying 111,000 tonnes of light crude oil, collided with the Hong Kong-registered CF Crystal in waters off Shanghai on Jan 6.

The tanker, operated by Iran's NITC, went down in a ball of flames on Jan 14, and its entire crew of 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis are presumed dead.
The CF Crystal was damaged but was towed to a nearby port and all 21 crew onboard were rescued.

The investigation report, produced by maritime authorities from China, Hong Kong, Iran and Panama, has reached diverging conclusions.

Chinese investigators found the Sanchi failed to make way after it saw the other vessel approaching, whereas Iranian and Panamanian investigators blamed a course change by CF Crystal for the accident. Hong Kong maintained that both vessels were to blame.

The investigation based on audio and written recordings from both ships and interviews with surviving crew members from CF Crystal also found that errors by both crews led to the collision.
It said each crew neglected to use on-board equipment to gauge the size of the opposing vessel, and failed to take timely action.

The Sanchi had already had a near-miss earlier the same day when a third officer ignored a radio alert from the captain of a fishing vessel, according to the report.
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/wo ... a-10244122
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