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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: 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

US Coast Guard suspends search for missing seafarer

Chief mate on Golden Ocean's bulker Golden Jake disappears while vessel was at anchor waiting to discharge cargo in Seattle

US States Golden Ocean

Sanchi Timeline

China Casualty

China deploys more vessels to tackle Sanchi oil slick

Four oil patches discovered over an area of 101 sq km, spreading from 69 sq km earlier

Asia Pacific China

Blazing NITC tanker Sanchi sinks but pollution risks thought to be limited

Update: ITOPF says pollution from condensates cargo and bunker fuel likely to be on the low side, but 29 missing crew presumed dead as Iranian president Rouhani offers condolences and orders investigation

Asia Pacific Casualty

Kea Trader salvage operation resumes

New salvage contract expected to be announced in the next week as costs surpass $100m

Asia Pacific Casualty

Risk of burning tanker Sanchi sinking is low, says NITC

Iranian state tanker operator says intensity of the blaze has been lessened amid continued fire suppression efforts

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