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Oil spill disasters in the past 50 years

Concerns are growing over an oil slick off China’s east coast after an Iranian tanker, the Sanchi, exploded and sank a week ago following a collision at sea.

32 crew presumed dead as burning Iranian oil tanker sinks

An Iranian oil tanker that caught fire after colliding with a freighter in East China Sea more than a week ago has sunk, with some 30 crewmen still missing, Chinese state media said on Sunday.

‘No hope of survivors’ in Iranian tanker fire – official

An Iranian official said Sunday there was no chance any crew members had survived among the 32 aboard an oil tanker on fire off the coast of China for more than a week.

China struggles to end tanker fire as Iranian criticism grows

Chinese firefighters spent Thursday struggling to extinguish a blaze on a stricken oil tanker as criticism mounted in Iran over whether enough was being done to locate dozens of its missing crew members.

Iranian oil tanker burns for third day after collision off China coast

A tanker carrying Iranian oil that collided with a Chinese freight ship in the East China Sea was still on fire on Tuesday morning, the Chinese government said.

Iranian oil tanker burns, spills content after hitting Chinese ship

An Iranian oil tanker, operated by the country’s top oil shipping operator was ablaze and spewing its cargo into the East China Sea on Sunday after colliding with a Chinese bulk ship, the Chinese government.

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