The Chinese authorities claim that the capacities of the Iranian tanker “Sanchi”, which burned for seven days after a collision with a cargo ship and sank in the waters of the East China sea on 14 January 2018, continues to leak fuel oil used in marine power plants. About it reports Reuters.
According to a statement by State oceanic administration of China, near the wreck of the vessel on the water surface were seen a few new oil spots. One of them could testify about the leak of fuel oil are extremely toxic to the environment.
As reported by the Chinese authorities, space satellite found three spots with a total area of 20.7 square kilometers, the area of the largest of them is 17.4 sq. km.
According to experts, at the time of the collision “Sanchi” with the Chinese cargo ship on Board the tanker was about a thousand tons of fuel; how much is left when the ship went under water is unknown.
Marine fuel oil is harmful to marine organisms to clean contaminated water is very difficult.
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At the same time, almost the entire air tanker gas condensate, which on Board were about 136 thousand tons, vanished during the fire.
6 January 2018 Iranian tanker “Sanchi” which under the flag of Panama were transported from Iran to South Korea gas condensate, collided with a loaded grain Chinese freighter in the East China sea. Chinese ship received no damage, and the tanker caught fire. On 10 January the ship the explosion occurred, and on 14 January it sank.
Rescuers found the bodies of three crew members of the tanker, while the other 29 unaccounted for. From the freighter were able to save all 21 men that were on Board.