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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

Tougher action urged on misdeclaration of cargoes

The prospect of a major incident happening in port close to a population or commercial centre was brought up as a possible disaster scenario that would quickly change perceptions

Asia Pacific Casualty

New Jersey pharma firm launches lawsuit over spilled containers

The lost medication was valued at $209,220, but Heritage is seeking $220,802, a total that includes additional freight costs and transporting replacement medication

US States Casualty

Clean-up underway after Hapag-Lloyd ship leaks fuel

Containment booms have been placed round the ship to prevent oil spreading to a nearby nature reserve
North America United States

Two years on from Stellar Daisy sinking and we are none the wiser

There are still 45 very large ore carriers converted from very large crude carriers trading, according to Lloyd's List Intelligence

Dry Bulk Safety

Viewpoint: Learning lessons on ferry safety

It’s time that more was done to deal with ferry disasters in the poorer parts of the globe, where woeful safety standards often result in a high death toll

International Middle East and Africa

Zim containers damaged in Busan port collision

Safmarine Nokwanda said to have had engine problems while entering Berth No 2

South Korea Containers