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Chi oil spill sparks environmental disaster fears

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 Jan 2018 12:00 AM GMT

Beijing, Jan 8: Fears of a growing environmental disaster in the East Chi Sea escalated as a tanker continued to be still ablaze and leak oil on Monday two days after colliding with a cargo ship. On Saturday night, the Sanchi tanker, carrying 136,000 tonnes of Iranian oil, collided with a Chinese cargo ship, 165 utical miles east of Shanghai, the BBC reported.The 21-strong crew of the Chinese ship were rescued but Sanchi’s crew, 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis, remain missing.The taanker had been carrying an ultra-light form of oil known as condensate which in the case of a spill can be more dangerous for the environment than regular crude. (IANS)

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