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Firefighting Operation to Save Burning Iran Oil Tanker to begin

(Friday, January 12, 2018) 10:41

TEHRAN, Jan. 12 (Shana) -- Hadi Haghshenas of the Iran Ports and Maritime Organisation says firefighting operation to extinguish a burning Iran oil tanker in China Sea will begin soon.

He said efforts are being exerted for a search team from the organization to enter the tanker. 
Sanchi tanker which was carrying 970,000 barrels of gas condensate to South Korea collided with a Chinese balk freighter on Saturday evening. The tanker is now 190 miles off Japan’s Okinawa. 
A Japanese fireboat is dispatched to the spot to help firefighting operations.