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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

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Safety at sea is still a risk for shipping industry

Boxship fires and cyber attacks could set back the safety improvements that have been made in recent years if not addressed soon

International Casualty

Salvage must avoid clinging to the past with LOF

ISU accepts LOF’s best days are behind it as it prepares to co-operate with shipping and underwriters in new ways

International Casualty

Port of Anchorage shrugs off earthquake without injuries, damage or disruption

Matson Navigation and TOTE services continue as scheduled, officials say

US States Casualty

Rogue shippers in the firing line as cargo safety plans gather support

Misdeclared dangerous cargo is a serious issue for the industry and one with severe implications, both in terms of safety and financial cost, says HFW partner Alex Kemp

HFW Maersk Group

Naval vessel sinks following collision with tanker

Several wires had been attached to the frigate to prevent it from drifting

Casualty Norway

Learn from the past, then adapt to the future

The International Maritime Cyber Centre of Excellence in Singapore is envisaged to be a cyber service solution for the shipping industry

Europe Casualty