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Tanker in flames after collision while 32 crew members are missing

An Iranian tanker is in flames after a collision off of Shanghai, while the rescue team is searching for 32 crew members.

Photo: ritzau/AP/Korea Coast Guard

Rescue vessels and planes from the US Air Force are still searching this Monday for the 32 missing crew members, who were on board an Iranian tanker when it collided Saturday with a bulk vessel around 160 nautical miles from Shanghai.

The Iranian tanker Sanchi loaded with crude oil is in flames and, according to Reuters and Chinese media, it is now feared that the vessel will explode and sink, which could unleash environmental disaster – perhaps the worst in decades.

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