Burning tanker Sanchi sinks off Chinese coastStaff Writer | January 14, 2018
An oil tanker, registered in Panama, sank off the coast of China, one week after colliding with another and remaining in flames.
Shipping Three bodies were recovered
The sinking occurred hours after registering a second explosion.
In the place remains an oil spill that covers 10 kilometers caused by a leak and the environmental authorities foresee that it affects the marine ecosystem.
Commandos from China, Japan, and South Korea worked on the search by sea and air of 29 missing people. Until yesterday three bodies were recovered.
The operations were difficult because the ship was on fire all the time, it recorded the first explosion on Thursday and the risk of another explosion with the consequent sinking remained since the interior temperature was 89 degrees Celsius.
Chinese rescuers recovered the black box of the boat and the device is now in the hands of specialists to analyze it and look for clues about what happened on the ship after the crash, said the CGTN television station. ■