Countries disagree on responsibility for fatal tanker collision

A split investigation committee consisting of several countries presents differing conclusions related to a large ship collision in which 32 crew members were killed and tanker vessel Sanchi subsequently leaked huge amounts oil, reports Reuters.

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There is disagreement about why two ships collided i January and triggered the worst oil accident in years, reports Reuters.

A committee, representing Iran and Hong Kong, has reached two different conclusions for the accident, which occurred in January this year. Iranian tanker vessel Sanchi was headed to South Korea from Iran when it collided with Hong Kong-flagged dry bulk vessel CF Crystal some 160 nautical miles east of Shanghai. The Iranian tanker ship burned for days before sinking on Jan. 14.

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