Tanker fire threatens condensate spill in South China Sea

An oil tanker carrying condensate from Iran to South Korea caught fire following a collision with a grain freighter in the South China Sea over the weekend.
By Staff reporter 8 January 2018 0 28990

An oil tanker carrying condensate from Iran to South Korea caught fire following a collision with a grain freighter in the South China Sea over the weekend, according to BBC News.

The vessel continues to burn and the 32-strong crew are missing. China has sent several ships to conduct search and rescue operations, while South Korea has sent a coastguard vessel and a helicopter.

There are concerns the vessel will sink or break apart, releasing large amounts of condensate into the sea and causing an...

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