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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.
However, the final bill will not be known for some time, experts say
Latest big spill is PR car crash and may result in tougher legislation
The maritime industry could take a page from the aviation sector in taking a more intolerant stance toward accidents
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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