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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.



Sanchi disaster: Marine insurers will count the cost

However, the final bill will not be known for some time, experts say

Asia Pacific Middle East and Africa China

Sanchi: Get ready for the backlash

Latest big spill is PR car crash and may result in tougher legislation

Asia Pacific China Middle East and Africa

In praise of intolerance

The maritime industry could take a page from the aviation sector in taking a more intolerant stance toward accidents

International Asia Pacific Casualty

Oil from sunken Sanchi could have reached Japan

Black oil patches seen on shores of Amami-Oshima, Reuters reports

Asia Pacific Japan China

Salvage crews trying to remove oil from Sanchi

Chinese authorities say decision has yet to be made on whether or not to salvage the sunken tanker

Asia Pacific China Tankers and Gas

Focus on data recorders in Sanchi collision probe

Maritime authorities from Iran, China, Hong Kong and Panama have signed an agreement to jointly investigate accident

Asia Pacific Hong Kong China

Latest From Casualty

Hutchison Ports' safety record in the spotlight after Port Botany incident

Worker in critical condition following fall from straddle carrier

Asia Pacific Australia

Maersk Honam still burning one month on

Burning boxship heading for Jebel Ali to discharge cargo

Middle East and Africa Maersk Group

Key report still pending one year on from Stellar Daisy loss

Market participants wait for official report from Marshall Islands in order to understand what happened and apply measures to prevent such disasters in future

Dry Bulk Casualty

Maersk Honam blaze set to generate record general average loss

All shippers with cargo still on the vessel will be liable for damage proportion unless they have general average coverage

Europe Denmark

Flag states putting lives at risk by failing to report bulk carrier casualty investigations

IMO urged to take action against flag states’ continued flouting of its mandatory Casualty Investigation Code

Dry Bulk Casualty

Capsized cargo vessel towed to Le Havre

Vessel had overturned on Wednesday after colliding with a fishing boat in the English Channel

Europe United Kingdom