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Sun Jan 14, 2018, 06:23 AM

Iranian oil tanker sinks off China as official says no hope of survivors

Source: The Guardian

An Iranian oil tanker has burst into flames and sunk, eight days after a collision with a cargo ship off the coast of China, according to state media.

A Tehran official said before news of the sinking that there was no hope of saving the 30 missing crewmen. Chinese officials have played down fears of a major environmental disaster.

The Sanchi, carrying 136,000 tonnes of light crude oil from Iran, had been in flames since colliding with the CF Crystal, a Hong Kong-registered bulk freighter, on 6 January.

At about midday on Sunday local time, the ship “suddenly ignited”, with the vessel burning fiercely and a pall of smoke about 800-1,000 metres high, China’s transport ministry said, releasing dramatic pictures showing the tanker obscured by thick black smoke.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/14/iranian-oil-tanker-sinks-off-china-no-hope-of-survivors



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JustABozoOnThisBus Jan 14 #1
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Sun Jan 14, 2018, 11:43 AM

1. They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; nt

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Sun Jan 14, 2018, 04:49 PM

2. ..."they see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep."

Psalms 107:23-24

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