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32 missing after collision between oil tanker and cargo ship off chinese coast

by:CNS     2019-12-11
China\'s Ministry of Transport says a tanker collided with a cargo ship on the east coast of China and is searching for more than 32 missing crew members in the air and at sea.
The 32 crew members from the tanker included 30 Iranians and two from Bangladesh.
The ministry said in a statement that the tanker carrying 136,000 tons of condensate oil caught fire after a collision last night.
It added that another vessel had been damaged, but \"without endangering the safety of the vessel\", all 21 Chinese crew members were rescued.
The tanker is still burning today, and images from the national television channel CGTN show the ship surrounded by a strong fire. The Panamanian-flagged 899-
The Foreign Ministry said that the \"three pools\", operated by the Glory Shipping Company of Iran, will take the goods to South Korea.
The accident occurred in waters of about 160 nautical miles. 296km)
East of Shanghai.
The second ship involved is Hong Kong-
A flagged cargo ship carrying 64,000 tons of grain.
The official Xinhua news agency says China\'s maritime authorities have sent eight ships for search and rescue, and South Korea has sent a plane and a coast guard ship to rescue them.
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