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Sanchi

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

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From the News Desk: Britain on alert as a WTO-terms Brexit looms

This week: The United Kingdom government warns the shipping industry and those around it that they must be ready in the event of a WTO-terms Brexit, Iran appears to be thawing to the idea of releasing the oil tanker it impounded after the release of the Iranian tanker seized by British Royal Marines and container lines try to clamp down on misdeclared cargoes

International Casualty

Keppel sizes up fire damage on LNG tanker

The first of two 7,500 cu m LNG bunkering capable tankers ordered from Keppel Singmarine was launched at Keppel Nantong in late July and both units were previously scheduled for delivery in the second and third quarters of this year

Singapore China

One seafarer missing after fire on supply vessel in Bay of Bengal

The Indian Coast Guard is dealing with the second reported fire in the region in recent days

Casualty Specialty

Navy vessel and general cargo ship collide in Taiwan Strait

The cause of the accident is not known and shipping authorities are processing the case

China Dry Bulk

Unpaid bills led to grounding of Russian bulker, say investigators

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

Dry Bulk Safety

Viewpoint: What are the maritime priorities?

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

International Casualty
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