Experts warn of explosion risk of oil tanker still ablaze after Saturday collision
Experts on Monday warned that the oil tanker, still ablaze off China's east coast, faces the possibilities of explosion and sinking, Shanghai maritime authorities said in a statement on social media.
‍The Panama-registered oil tanker “SANCHI” and a Hong Kong cargo ship collided some 160 nautical miles (296 km) off China’s east coast at around 8:00 p.m. on Saturday.
The oil tanker caught on fire after the collision and 32 crew members, including 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis, remain unaccounted for.
As of 10:30 a.m. Monday, a Chinese rescue vessel has found a body reportedly to be one of the missing crew members, whose identity is under verification.