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Oil Spill Disaster Looms as Tanker Burns in East China Sea

HeadlineJan 11, 2018

In the East China Sea, authorities are warning a massive oil tanker that burst into flames on Saturday could continue to burn for up to one month, as rescue crews scramble to prevent it leaking vast amounts of toxic oil. The Panamanian-flagged vessel was carrying 136,000 tons of ultra-light, volatile crude oil known as condensate from Iran to South Korea when it collided with a freight ship, leaving 31 sailors missing and feared dead. It’s now listing heavily, with authorities warning it could soon sink under the waves.

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