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Publish Date: 16:16 - 15 January 2018
TEHRAN, January 15 - South Korean Ambassador to Iran Song Woong-Yeob said an Iranian oil tanker (Sanchi) that sank after burning for more than a week following a collision in the East China Sea was heading to South Korea.

Seoul envoy says Iranian tanker was heading to South KoreaTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - He made the remarks after some rumors made that the tanker was heading to North Korea.

The Sanchi Iranian oil tanker, carrying 136,000 tons of condensate from Iran to South Korea, caught fire on January 6 after it collided with the CF Crystal, a Hong Kong-registered bulk freighter, about 160 nautical miles (184 km) off China's coast near Shanghai.

Iranian officials said on Sunday that the vessel had completely sunk and available evidence indicated that all crew members had died soon after the collision and a powerful blast, according to Presstv.

Thirty two crew members were on board, comprising 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis.

A Chinese salvage team on Saturday recovered two bodies from the tanker. Another body, presumed to be one of the Sanchi's sailors, was found on Monday and brought to Shanghai for identification.

 

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