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Publish Date: 15:27 - 10 January 2018
TEHRAN, January 10 - Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular, Parliamentary and Expatriates id Iran expressed readiness for sending expert groups to put out blaze in an Iranian tanker caught fire following collision with a Chinese freight ship off the eastern coast of China.

Iran ready o send expert groups to put off fire in oil tanker off China coastTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - He also said that it is too soon to make remarks on situation of the crew.

He said that rescue operation for the crew is still highly risky because of the fire flames.

"We told the Chinese side that Iran is ready to send expert groups to put out blaze and rescue the crew despite the high risk of operation. The Chinese sides said that it has taken measures for the same goal and Japanese shipping line firefighting is going to arrive in collision scene on Thursday."

The collision occurred between the Panamanian-flagged Sanchi tanker and the huge Hong Kong freighter, CF Crystal, in the East China Sea on Saturday at around 20:00 (12:00 GMT), according to reports in the Chinese media, which cited the Chinese Ministry of Transport on Sunday.

The tanker, which was carrying 136,000 tonnes of condensed oil for South Korea, “caught fire” following the collision, according to the ministry’s statement.


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