Spokesman of an emergency committee of the
Iranian tanker collision with a Chinese balk freighter, Captain Mohsen Bahrami
said two fireboats are fighting the fire that has gripped that tanker since Saturday
after it collided with the CF Crystal (IMO:9497050), carrying grain from the
United States, about 160 nautical miles (300 km) off China’s coast near
Bahrami said a number of other fireboats
will join the firefighting operation soon.
"Saving the missing tanker crew is
NITC's first priority for the time being and all the available equipment inside
or outside of Iran have been mobilized to find them," he said.