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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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The Indian Coast Guard is dealing with the second reported fire in the region in recent days
The cause of the accident is not known and shipping authorities are processing the case
The MAIB has advised Murmansk Shipping to take steps to ensure that its vessels are adequately resourced to operate safely and in accordance with international conventions
It was not governments, but agencies from the shipping community that met at the International Maritime Organization earlier this month to voice their concern and impatience at the continuing scourge faced by their crews taking ships into Guinea waters
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