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Iranian Oil Tanker Sinks after Weeklong Fire

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Oil spills along the shore

Oil spills along the shore. Photo: Blondinrikard Fröberg / flickr.


TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An Iranian oil tanker that had caught fire during a crash in the East China Sea on January 6 went under water on Sunday after burning for eight days.

The Iranian oil tanker sank around midday Sunday after the spread of fire to new oil condensate tanks created blazes as high as 100 meters and increased temperature to 350 degrees Celsius (660 degrees Fahrenheit).

The Sunday’s raging inferno made it impossible for the rescuers to even approach the ship.

Sanchi, with 32 people on board, including 30 Iranians, collided with a Chinese freight ship in the East China Sea on January 6 and had been burning ever since.

Full story: tasnimnews.com

Tasnim News Agency


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