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Sanchi is the worst oil disaster since Deepwater Horizon

The oil spill from Iranian tanker Sanchi is now the biggest in scope since the Deepwater Horizon rig accident which in 2010 spilled several million liters of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

Photo: Ritzau Scanpix/AFP/Transport Ministry of China

The oil spill from Iranian tanker Sanchi off the Chinese coast is only increasing in scope. Since the weekend, the spill from the tanker vessel has tripled in size and is now seen as the worst spill since the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico, which resulted in several million liters of oil spilling into the ocean.

There are currently three oil pools left from the tanker vessel, which sank after burning for eight days. The three pools together cover an area of around 332 square kilometers, Chinese authorities informed recently, according to Business Insider.

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