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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Australia has sent a support vessel after its Antarctic resupply ship Everest was ‘engulfed’ by fire. The ship is diverting north to Fremantle under its own power
Smit Salvage tugs are towing the Dutch yacht carrier Eemslift Hendrika to safety after Norwegian authorities carried out an operation to avert grounding and an oil spill in the Norwegian Sea
UPDATE: Salvors are preparing to tow the listing Dutch yacht carrier Eemslift Hendrika away from Norway’s coast after the dramatic helicopter rescue of its crew on Monday. The NCA said the danger of it running aground was small, despite earlier warnings it could hit the coast tonight
A Dutch cargoship is in danger of sinking off Norway after it started listing and taking on water, prompting the urgent rescue of 12 crew yesterday. The ship has about 350 tonnes of heavy oil on board. Plans are being drawn up to salvage the ship, but bad weather is hampering the operation
Just as the Exxon Valdez and Piper Alpha disasters brought lasting change to the tanker and offshore industries in terms of best practice and safety standards, so the chaos created by a 20,000 teu Evergreen ship becoming wedged in the Suez Canal is likely to put pressure on containership owners and operators to address their preparedness to deal with major incidents involving the latest generation of boxships
After six days of disruption, the Suez Canal is preparing to reopen after the grounded containership Ever Given is finally freed and able to get under way
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