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Bodies of Sanchi’s three crew members identified

Staff Writer | January 29, 2018
The three bodies that have been recovered from the Iranian ill-fated tanker Sanchi have been identified, according to Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA).
Sanchi ship
Accident   30 Iranians and two Bangladeshi nationals
The three crew members are Milad Aravi, Majid Naqian and Mohammad Kavousi, the agency informed, all of Iranian nationality.

The remaining 29 seafarers of Sanchi’s 32 crew, comprised of 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshi nationals, remain unaccounted for and are feared to have died as well.

Waters polluted by the sinking of the Sanchi oil tanker could reach Japan within a month, the UK-based National Oceanography Centre (NOC) said citing an updated emergency ocean model simulation.

Based on the new predictions, although pollution is most likely to reach the Japanese coast, it is also likely to affect Jeju Island, with a population of 600,000.

“However, the fate of the leaking oil is highly uncertain, as it may burn, evaporate, or mix into the surface ocean and contaminate the environment for an extended duration,” NOC said.