32 missing after two ships collide off China coast: official

The tanker, carrying 136,000 tonnes of oil condensate, caught fire following the collision Saturday night and its crew of 32, including two Bangladeshis, were missing.

Published: 07th January 2018 10:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th January 2018 10:41 AM   |  A+A-

Coast Guard vessel ICGS Rajkamal reached the spot at around 5 PM and rescued the 11 crew members of cargo ship ITT Panther which sank off the coast of the Andaman islands

Image used for representational purpose.

By AFP

BEIJING: Thirty-two people, including 30 Iranians, were missing Sunday after an oil tanker collided with a cargo ship off the coast of east China, the transport ministry said.

The tanker, carrying 136,000 tonnes of oil condensate, caught fire following the collision Saturday night and its crew of 32, including two Bangladeshis, were missing, the ministry said in a statement, adding that the crew of the second ship had been rescued.

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