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Explosion on Oil Tanker Near Hong Kong Kills Crew Member

An explosion on an oil tanker in Hong Kong on Tuesday killed one crew member and left two others missing at sea, authorities said. The Vietnam-registered tanker burst into flames just before 11:30 a.m. as it prepared to refuel at …

Empty Oil Tanker Catches Fire Near Cyprus; Crew Members Treated for Burns

A Maltese-flagged oil tanker caught fire and ran aground near a fishing village, forcing several crew members to jump overboard, Cypriot authorities said Saturday [Dec. 29]. Cyprus’ Joint Rescue Coordination Center said the fire aboard the tanker Athlos was extinguished …

Oil Tanker Disaster to Be Probed by Maritime Authorities from China, Panama, Iran & HK

The maritime authorities of China, Panama, Iran and Hong Kong on Thursday signed an agreement to jointly investigate a collision in the East China Sea that caused the worst oil ship disaster in decades, according to China’s Ministry of Transport. …

No Initial Sign that Sunken Iran Oil Tanker Breached Safety Protocols: Panama

The Iranian tanker that sank after a collision in the East China Sea, causing the worst oil ship disaster in years, had its paperwork in order, according an initial review by maritime authorities in Panama, whose flag it was sailing …

Oil from Sunken Iran Tanker Diffuses into 4 Separate Slicks

Oil from an Iranian tanker that sank in the East China Sea has diffused into four separate slicks, covering a combined area of just over 100 square kms (39 square miles), Chinese authorites said late on Wednesday. Earlier satellite imaging …

Iran Oil Tanker Creates Oil Slicks Covering 42 Square Miles: Chinese Government

An Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea has left two oil slicks covering a combined 109 square km (42 square miles), the Chinese government said late on Tuesday, as maritime police scour for damage and prepare …

Update: Sunken Iranian Oil Tanker Causes Large Oil Slick in East China Sea

A stricken Iranian tanker that sank in the East China Sea on Sunday in the worst oil ship disaster in decades has produced a large oil slick, Chinese media and Japanese authorities said on Monday, as worries grew over damage …

Explosions Continue on Iranian Oil Tanker, Hampering Rescue Efforts

A stricken Iranian oil tanker continued exploding on Friday, hampering rescue efforts, Chinese state media reported, as Japan’s Coast Guard said the ship drifted away from the Chinese coast and into Japan’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The ship, which has …

Owner of Blazing Iran Oil Tanker Hopes Crew Alive in Engine Room

The crew of an Iranian oil tanker set ablaze at the weekend following a collision could still be alive, the vessel’s owner said, calling on the Chinese authorities working at the scene to prioritize a rescue attempt. “We are still …

Compensation for Iran Tanker Accident Could Be Complicated by U.S. Sanctions

The reluctance of foreign banks to deal with Iran could complicate any compensation payments resulting from the collision last week of an Iranian oil tanker and a Chinese cargo ship, sources say. The tanker Sanchi, carrying 136,000 tonnes of highly …