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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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Vale closes distribution centre in Malaysia after fire

The unexpected shutdown will mean a reduction in exports to somewhere between 600,000 tonnes to 1m tonnes over 10 to 15 days, with the losses expected to be made up next month with bigger shipments, analayst Wood Mackenzie estimates

Malaysia Dry Bulk

Stellar Daisy wreck located

The survey team, hired by the South Korean government, found the vessel in less than 10 days after sailing from Cape Town

South Korea Dry Bulk

Communication failures behind MSC Flaminia casualty

Judgment on liability for explosion and fire points to shipper’s failure to warn of dangerous condition of cargo ahead of voyage

North America United States

Two crew killed in Singapore Strait collision

A tug, with six Indonesian crew on board, capsized. The four remaining crew were rescued by the Singapore Police Coast Guard

Asia Pacific Casualty

APL boxship burning off Vietnam

The fire reportedly broke out in one of the ship's cargo compartments. No casualties have been reported so far and all 24 crew members on board are safe

Asia Pacific Vietnam

Shipping urged to work together to solve bunker issues

Ewoud Kamminga says failure to identify the cause of the Houston fuel problem has underscored the need for the industry to become transparent on bunker issues

International Bureau Veritas
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