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No survivors as Iranian tanker sinks engulfed in flames

No survivors as Iranian tanker sinks engulfed in flames

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This handout picture from the Transport Ministry of China shows smoke and flames coming from burning oil tanker Sanchi before it sank
An Iranian oil tanker burst into flames from end to end Sunday, 8 June 2011 Earlier, a Tehran official said there was no hope of saving some 30% of the crew before the ship sank.
The Sanchi, carrying 136,000 tons of light crude oil from Iran, had been burning since colliding with the CF Crystal, a Hong Kong-registered bulk freighter, on January 6.

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Oil tanker Sanchi sinks
At the middle of the night, the ship is suddenly rising, with the entire vessel burning fiercely and a pall of smoke between 800 and 1,000 meters (2,625 and 3,280 feet) high, China’s transport ministry said, releasing dramatic pictures of the entire vessel obscured by thick black smoke. Xinhua cited the State Oceanic Administration as saying.
“Mohammad Rastad, spokesman for the Iranian rescue team dispatched to Shanghai, told Iran’s state broadcaster in Tehran before the tanker went down. Rastad said information from members of the Crystal Crew suggests the staff on the Sanchi died in the first hour of the accident “due to the explosion and the release of gas”. “Despite our efforts, it has not been possible to extinguish the fire and recover the bodies from repeated explosions and gas leaks,” he said.

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Family, friends and colleagues of the Iranian crew had waited desperately in Tehran for news of their loved ones
The Sanchi, which has had a crew of 32 – 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis. Only three bodies have been recovered. Scenes of anger and grievance in Tehran, where people were waiting for their information at the National Iranian Tanker Company headquarters.
Labor Minister Ali Rabiei has been shown to be one of the most successful people in the world, telling her to “hold your child close and be strong”. – ‘Minimal human impact’ – Chinese rescuers had on Saturday recovered the tanker ‘s “black box”, the transport ministry said, without specifying exactly what had been retrieved. To report with China’s state television CCTV aboard a plane from the State Oceanic Administration reported sighting of the Sanchi, where one fire, and spilled fuel covering a 10-square-kilometer (3.9-square-mile) area. “The oil spill situation is very serious,” CCTV quoted the reporter as saying on social media.

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This handout picture from the Transport Ministry of China shows smoke and flames coming from the Sanchi before it went down
Zhang Yong, a senior engineer with the State Oceanic Administration, has played down fears of a spill. “Because this is a light crude oil, it is a much smaller oil spill, because this kind of oil is especially volatile. Zhang was quoted as saying.

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A handout picture from the Transport Ministry of China released on January 14, 2018 shows the huge pall of smoke coming from the burning tanker before it sank
“This area should be considered, where people live, so the human impact should be minimal.” Rescue efforts had been particularly difficult because at 89 degrees Celsius, the CCTV quoted He Wang, an expert from Chinese oil company Huade Petrochemical, as saying.
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No survivors as Iranian tanker sinks engulfed in flames

No survivors as Iranian tanker sinks engulfed in flames

Transport Ministry of China / AFP / –
This handout picture from the Transport Ministry of China shows smoke and flames coming from burning oil tanker Sanchi before it sank
An Iranian oil tanker burst into flames from end to end Sunday, 8 June 2011 Earlier, a Tehran official said there was no hope of saving some 30% of the crew before the ship sank.
The Sanchi, carrying 136,000 tons of light crude oil from Iran, had been burning since colliding with the CF Crystal, a Hong Kong-registered bulk freighter, on January 6.

AFP / Dario INGIUSTO
Oil tanker Sanchi sinks
At the middle of the night, the ship is suddenly rising, with the entire vessel burning fiercely and a pall of smoke between 800 and 1,000 meters (2,625 and 3,280 feet) high, China’s transport ministry said, releasing dramatic pictures of the entire vessel obscured by thick black smoke. Xinhua cited the State Oceanic Administration as saying.
“Mohammad Rastad, spokesman for the Iranian rescue team dispatched to Shanghai, told Iran’s state broadcaster in Tehran before the tanker went down. Rastad said information from members of the Crystal Crew suggests the staff on the Sanchi died in the first hour of the accident “due to the explosion and the release of gas”. “Despite our efforts, it has not been possible to extinguish the fire and recover the bodies from repeated explosions and gas leaks,” he said.

AFP / ATTA KENARE
Family, friends and colleagues of the Iranian crew had waited desperately in Tehran for news of their loved ones
The Sanchi, which has had a crew of 32 – 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis. Only three bodies have been recovered. Scenes of anger and grievance in Tehran, where people were waiting for their information at the National Iranian Tanker Company headquarters.
Labor Minister Ali Rabiei has been shown to be one of the most successful people in the world, telling her to “hold your child close and be strong”. – ‘Minimal human impact’ – Chinese rescuers had on Saturday recovered the tanker ‘s “black box”, the transport ministry said, without specifying exactly what had been retrieved. To report with China’s state television CCTV aboard a plane from the State Oceanic Administration reported sighting of the Sanchi, where one fire, and spilled fuel covering a 10-square-kilometer (3.9-square-mile) area. “The oil spill situation is very serious,” CCTV quoted the reporter as saying on social media.

Transport Ministry of China / AFP / –
This handout picture from the Transport Ministry of China shows smoke and flames coming from the Sanchi before it went down
Zhang Yong, a senior engineer with the State Oceanic Administration, has played down fears of a spill. “Because this is a light crude oil, it is a much smaller oil spill, because this kind of oil is especially volatile. Zhang was quoted as saying.

Transport Ministry of China / AFP / –
A handout picture from the Transport Ministry of China released on January 14, 2018 shows the huge pall of smoke coming from the burning tanker before it sank
“This area should be considered, where people live, so the human impact should be minimal.” Rescue efforts had been particularly difficult because at 89 degrees Celsius, the CCTV quoted He Wang, an expert from Chinese oil company Huade Petrochemical, as saying.
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