In Iran declared that all members of the crew of the burning tanker died

© REUTERS / China’s Ministry of TransportПожар on an oil tanker Sanchi off the coast of ChinaIn Iran declared that all members of the crew of the burning tanker died© REUTERS / China’s Ministry of Transport

The representative of the Iranian Navy stated that all members of the crew of an oil tanker colliding with Hong Kong freighter in the East China sea on January 6, dead, reported Press TV channel.

«The representative of the Iranian Navy confirmed that all crew members of the ill-fated oil tanker died,» — said the TV channel.

SANCHI tanker owned by the Iranian company and sailing under the Panamanian flag, collided with the Hong Kong bulk carrier CF CRYSTAL off the East coast of China on the evening of 6 January. According to China Central television, onboard the oil tanker were a total of 32 people, 30 of them are Iranian citizens and two crew members from Bangladesh.

As a result of collision the communication with them was lost. The tanker was carrying 136 thousand tons of gas condensate. On Thursday, the Ministry of transport of China announced that the tanker explosion. On Board a Hong Kong cargo ship were 21 members of the crew, all were rescued.

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