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China says no major oil spill after Iran tanker collision
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Chinese authorities battling a blaze aboard an Iranian oil tanker said Wednesday no major spill has been detected, but an explosion had forced firefighting vessels temporarily to suspend work. One body has been found but 31 sailors from the Sanchi -- mainly Iranians -- remained missing four days after it collided with a freighter off Shanghai. The tanker owner said it was hopeful that some or all of the crew members were in a safe part of the vessel and would be rescued. read more


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