giftedviz.com
giftedviz.com April 26, 2018


32 missing, oil tanker on fire after collision off China

08 January 2018, 03:07 | Austin Hogan

An operation was underway to rescue the crew members, believed to be 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis, according to the Xinhua news agency.

The 32 crew-members were on board the Sanchi - a Panama-registered vessel carrying 136,000 tons of oil - which caught fire after the collision 160 nautical miles (296 km) off the coast.

The tanker - carrying almost a million barrels of oil, worth about US$60m - had been sailing to Daesan in South Korea from Kharg Island in Iran, according to Reuters shipping data.

The impact sparked a ferocious blaze and caused the tanker to spew cargo into the East China Sea, Chinese officials said. Chinese maritime authorities have dispatched eight vessels, including three specialised cleansing vessels, for search and rescue.

The official said the tanker was owned by the National Iranian Tanker Co. and had been rented by a South Korean company, Hanwha Total Co.

CF Crystal's 21 crew members, all Chinese nationals, were rescued and the ship suffered "non-critical" damage, China's transport ministry said. "There is an oil slick and we are pushing forward with rescue efforts".

Ripple Retreats as Coinbase Denies New Coin Listing Rumors
Ripple is also centralized, created by its namesake company as a.Bitcoin, on the other hand, is almost completely unregulated. But while Bitcoin is the dominant cryptocurrency , there are others snapping at its heels and one has nearly caught up.


China: 32 crew members missing after oil tanker collides with bulk freighter
Eight Chinese ships and a South Korean coast guard ship and helicopter were mobilized in the search for survivors. CF Crystal , which was built in 2011, suffered "non-critical" damage, China's transport ministry said.


Injustice 2 Enchantress Gameplay Trailer Released
Enchantress, DC supervillain and recent star of the Suicide Squad movie, is the latest fighter to step into Injustice 2's ring. She'll be available as a standalone download through the PlayStation Store, Steam, and the Xbox Games Store on January 16.


By comparison, the Exxon Valdez was carrying 1.26 million barrels of crude oil when it spilled 260,000 barrels into Prince William Sound off Alaska in 1989.

Dramatic pictures show plumes of black smoke rising from the scene as the ship is engulfed by a huge fire.

South Korea has also sent a ship and helicopter to help, Reuters reported.

Shipping experts said the incident could potentially disrupt shipping in and around Shanghai, one of the world's largest and busiest ports.

The Iranian tanker, Sanchi, is ablaze and leaking oil after colliding with the Hong Kong-registered vessel CF Crystal.



Other News

Trending Now

Powerball jumps to $550M after no winning tickets sold
The $550 million amount refers to the annuity payout option, in which the victor receives 30 payments over 29 years. Anyone who is lucky enough to win the big prize will have the option for a cash payout of $291 million.

Drawing gives Republicans edge in Virginia House of Delegates
Under Virginia law , the way to resolve a tied election is "by lot", and the State Board of Elections is set to do so on Thursday. Yancey, who did not attend the random drawing ceremony, said in a statement that he looked forward to getting back to work .

Bepannaah and Haasil set gutted during Cinevista Studio fire
According to sources, well-known Hindi TV serials Bepanah and Haasil were being shot at the studio when the fire broke out. One more fire - the fifth reported in Mumbai since the Kamala Mills blaze on December 28 - hit Mumbai on sunday morning.

AMBER Alert Canceled: 2 Girls Found Safe, Suspect Arrested
Banks said Miles' vehicle started to drive erratically and a law enforcement official waited for backup before engaging the auto . At first, investigators believed Miles left for Louisiana, where he was previously arrested in 2011 for attempted murder.

Netflix Joins Internet Association's Efforts to Preserve Net Neutrality
Those provisions of the bill include exemptions for "reasonable network management" based on technical abilities and not business practices.

Wind chill advisory extended for central Pa.
This could turn into a freezing rain and ice situation and we will be monitoring this storm closely through the weekend. Only a few degrees milder on Sunday , but most communities will struggle to get out of the 20s once again.

US Firm to Resume Search for Missing Malaysian Flight
Malaysia has agreed to allow a USA firm to resume the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that disappeared in March 2014. The ship has unmanned submarines that can descend deep into the ocean.

On Marijuana Law, No Politician Is a True Federalist
The Oregon State Police a year ago released an analysis of the state's compliance with the Cole memo in light of legalization. Sandoval calls Nevada's marijuana industry a model for other states, while working within the guidelines of federal policies.

Donald Trump defends 'stable genius' tweets and brands book author 'a fraud'
On the topic of North Korea, he said he would "absolutely" engage in phone conversations with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. He said the group discussed a variety of topics, from national security and infrastructure to the military and the budget.

Arsene Wenger confirms plan for new Arsenal signing Konstantinos Mavrapanos
Despite the lack options he has at his disposal, Wenger admits Mavropanos is not yet ready to make his Premier League bow. The Gunners have been linked with Chelsea's David Luiz, who is seemingly on his way out of Stamford Bridge.