An Iranian oil tanker burns and sinks in Japanese waters

15 January 2018

An Iranian oil tanker has sunk after burning for more than a week in the East China Sea, Chinese state media said today. After colliding with a freighter, the accident left a large amount of spilled oil burning in the surrounding waters. The collision occurred within Japan's exclusive economic zone.

The oil tanker consisted of 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis. Three bodies were recovered over the week and just hours before the vessel sink.