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The whole team Iranian tanker Sanchi died after a collision with a cargo ship

Hopes to find survivors on the tanker Sanchi is no more

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All 32 crew members of an Iranian oil tanker Sanchi died after the ship collides with a bulk carrier from Hong Kong to the East China sea. This writes the Press TV channel with reference to the representative of naval forces of Iran.

Previously, the team tanker had been missing.

After the collision, the tanker caught fire and on Board was a powerful explosion with release of toxic gas that led to the death of the team. Hope to find surviving members of the crew are no more, said the spokesman of the special task force created in connection with the incident, Mohammed Rested. He added that attempts by rescuers to get on the ship and retrieve the bodies of sailors have failed because of the continuing explosions on the tanker.

Rescuers have found the bodies of two dead crew members in the lifeboat on Board the tanker, the body of another found in the water near the vessel.

January 6, 257 km from the Yangtze river Delta Sanchi tanker collided with a cargo ship coming from Hong Kong. The cargo ship was damaged, but on Board were 21 crew members were rescued.

On January 10 the tanker exploded, and rescuers had to move away from the flaming vessel. The Ministry of transport of China, on 12 January announced that the rescue operation resumed in the morning of 11 January. In the area of the incident are 12 vessels.

12 January it became known that the tanker Sanchi current and a strong wind blows in the Japanese exclusive economic zone of the East China sea.

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