9h 23min, jan 7, 2018 y - Iran oil tanker crashes with China bulk ship, 32 Iranian crews missing
A tanker carrying Iranian oil and run by the country’s top oil shipping operator was ablaze and spewing cargo into the East China Sea on Sunday after colliding with a Chinese bulk ship, leaving its 32 crew members missing.
The Panama-registered tanker was sailing from Iran to South Korea, carrying 136,000 tonnes of condensate, an ultra light crude. That is equivalent to just under 1 million barrels.
The damage and volume of oil spilled are not yet known.
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