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Chinese FM offers condolences to Iran over fatal Sanchi incident

Chinese FM offers condolences to Iran over fatal Sanchi incident

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (Press Shia Agency) – In a message to Foreign Minister Zarif on Tuesday, Wang Yi has offered condolences over the deaths of Iranian sailors to their families and Iranian nation.The Foreign Minister of People’s Republic of China described the incident as ‘socking’ and ‘saddening’ to the people of China. Wang Yi added that immediately after the incident, the Chinese...

China prevents Iran military presence to rescue Sanchi crew

China prevents Iran military presence to rescue Sanchi crew

TEHRAN, Jan. 15 (Press Shia) – Iran’s Navy Commander Khanzadi explained the measures taken to dispatch commandos to China and the rescue operation on Sanchi oil tanker. Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Khanzadi discussed the oil tanker collision and the measures taken with regard to it, saying “the collision occurred more than 8000 mile away from Iran’s sea borders. In the early...

Rouhani orders labor min. to immediately determine fate of oil tanker crew

Rouhani orders labor min. to immediately determine fate of oil tanker crew

TEHRAN, Jan. 13 (Press Shia) – The Iranian president insisted on determining the fate of Iranian oil tanker crew in a call with labor minister, who is in China tasked with the related investigation into oil tanker incident. Iran's Minister of Labor, Ali Rabiei, who was appointed by President Rouhani as the head of the committee to follow-up the Sanchi case, is currently in China’s crisis...

Burning Iranian oil tanker drifts into Japanese waters

Burning Iranian oil tanker drifts into Japanese waters

TEHRAN, Jan. 12 (Press Shia) – The Iranian oil tanker that collided with a freighter off China’s coast on Saturday has entered Japanese waters since Thursday, January 11.The Sanchi oil tanker that caught fire as a result of colliding with a freighter off China’s coast, was driven by strong winds into Japan’s exclusive economic zone. According to the spokesman of Japan’s Coast Guard,...

Oil tanker crew might be trapped in engine department

Oil tanker crew might be trapped in engine department

TEHRAN, Jan. 09 (Press Shia Agency) – The Spokesperson for the Special Emergency Committee on the Iranian Oil Tanker Incident said on Tuesday that the crew members might be trapped in the engineering department of the ship.Mohsen Bahrami told reporters on Tuesday that the National Iranian Tanker Company had called for help to extinguish the fire and a Japanese company has agreed to act...

Iran oil tanker ablaze, sinking after collision off China Coast

Iran oil tanker ablaze, sinking after collision off China Coast

TEHRAN, Jan. 08 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s consul general in Shanghai discussed the latest condition of the Iranian oil tanker and said that the oil tanker is still burning, has tilted to one side and is beginning to sink.Iran’s Consul General in Shanghai Alireza Irvash said “due to the oil spill and the spread of flames up to more than a kilometer, the tanker is still burning and the...

Crew members rescued after vessels collide off China

Crew members rescued after vessels collide off China

TEHRAN, Jan. 07 (Press Shia) -- Vessels dispatched to search for crew members after an oil tanker and a freighter collided Saturday evening off China's East Coast were able to rescue some of the crew members.A Chinese vessel was dispatched to rescue crew members after a Panama-registered oil tanker and a Hong Kong-registered bulk freighter collided in waters about 160 sea miles east of the...

30 Iranians missing as two vessels collide off east China coast 

30 Iranians missing as two vessels collide off east China coast 

BEIJING, Jan. 07 (Press Shia) – Thirty-two crew members, including 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis, have gone missing after two vessels collided off China's east coast on Saturday evening, China's Ministry of Transport said Sunday.The collision, between a Panama-registered oil tanker and a Hong Kong-registered bulk freighter, occurred at around 8 p.m. Saturday in waters about 160 sea miles...