Oil spill from Sanchi reaches lowest amount: NITC

February 14, 2018

TEHRAN- Oil spill from the sunken Iranian oil tanker Sanchi has reached the lowest amount, Mohsen Bahrami, the spokesman of National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) for the emergency committee on incident, announced.

He said the amount of pollution from the sunken tanker is now at the least level according to the experts investigating the issue in the place of accident and also based on the results of exploration made by a robot submarine, ILNA reported.

On January 6, the Panamanian-flagged, Iranian-owned tanker Sanchi, with a full natural-gas condensate cargo of 136,000 tons (960,000 barrels), sailing from Iran to South Korea, collided with the Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship CF Crystal 160 nautical miles (300 km) off Shanghai, China. 32 sailors lost their lives in the incident.

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