Oil tanker's sinking off China raises environmental fears

Oil tanker's sinking off China raises environmental fearsThe sinking of an Iranian tanker off China could severely damage marine life, environmental experts warned Monday, as state media reported an oil spill covering up to 50 square miles at the scene. The Sanchi, carrying 136,000 tonnes of light crude oil from Iran, went under on Sunday after a new and massive fire erupted, sending a cloud of black smoke as high as one kilometre above the East China Sea. “Oil spills from the ship are still burning” at the scene, China’s transport ministry said Monday.



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