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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

Latest From Casualty

ISU accepts realities of salvage sector

Salvors need to improve their reputation for cost and trustworthiness as they diversify into other sectors

International Casualty

From pirates to politicians and from hackers to seafarers: A decade of maritime’s most influential players

The 10th instalment of Lloyd’s List’s Top 100 most influential people in maritime will be published on December 13

Top 100 People Casualty

Greek master dies in ore carrier fire

Dry bulk operator Maran Dry Management declined to identify the 40-year-old master, but said his family had been notified and is ‘being supported’

South America Brazil

Livestock carrier capsizes in Romania with more than 14,000 sheep on board

According to Lloyd’s List Intelligence, Queen Hind, which is listed as a vehicle carrier, listed heavily to starboard and water ingress was noted in the accommodations block, livestock carriage compartments and the engine room

Europe Middle East and Africa

International Group divided on raising passenger liability limit for cruiseships

Clubs are grappling with the question of whether excess passenger liability is a mutual P&I risk
Marine Casualty

Accident report finds naval vessel failed to follow procedures

The accident investigation report said in several instances the navy vessel did not follow procedures. It recommended heightened crew training among other suggestions

Tankers and Gas Casualty