Explosion on Iranian oil tanker forces rescue team to retreat

Explosion on Iranian oil tanker forces rescue team to retreatBy Josephine Mason and Yuna Park BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) – Rescue crews were forced to retreat from a stricken Iranian oil tanker in the East China Sea on Wednesday following an explosion on the ship as a fire raged for a fourth day after a dramatic collision. The blast happened on board the tanker in the afternoon after rescue crews were dousing the ship with foam in an attempt to put out the fire, China’s Transport Ministry (MOT) said in a statement on Wednesday. The cause and damage to the tanker from the incident were not clear.



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