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The Panama-flagged, Iranian-owned tanker Sanchi's tragic sinking claimed the lives of all 32 crew and led to an oil slick which spread as far as Japan. Here is all you need to know about the collision, the clean-up, and subsequent accident investigation, including a timeline of key events to date.
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Black oil patches seen on shores of Amami-Oshima, Reuters reports
Chinese authorities say decision has yet to be made on whether or not to salvage the sunken tanker
Maritime authorities from Iran, China, Hong Kong and Panama have signed an agreement to jointly investigate accident
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Although the precise details of the incident that occured on the Iranian vessel are unknown, radar images appear, on the face of it, to confirm that the vessel is leaking oil
The US Coast Guard is carrying out an investigation of the capsizing, but says it could be weeks or months before the cause is determined
‘We did not engage in such behaviour at all,’ Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir told reporters in Riyadh on Sunday
Iran said one of its oil tankers has been hit by missiles near Saudi Arabia’s port city of Jeddah, causing an oil spill
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Capt Jonathan Tennant was praised for his action to put the car carrier in a location that allowed the port to open after just four days
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