The Iranian authorities reported the death of all members of the crew of an oil tanker
The Iranian authorities stated that all members of the crew of an oil tanker colliding with Hong Kong freighter in the East China sea, were killed. This was reported by the Press TV channel with reference to the representative of the Iranian Navy. China Central television reported that the tanker sank after another explosion on Board.
Sanchi tanker, registered in Panama and carrying goods of Iranian companies, National Iranian Tanker to South Korea, caught fire on January 6, after a collision with a bulk carrier CF Crystal. On Monday, Chinese authorities have expressed fears that the Iranian tanker could explode. According to China Central television on Board the tanker were a total of 32 people. On Board of the bulk carrier CF Crystal were 21 members of the crew, all were rescued.
The tanker was carrying 136 tonnes (1 million barrels) of gas condensate is an ultralight and unstable mixture, condensed from natural gas. The cargo was intended for the South Korean company Hanwha Total, its cost is estimated at $61 million.