HEADLINE Chinese emergency crews to study oil tanker wreckage, deal with oil slicks

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Chinese emergency crews to study oil tanker wreckage, deal with oil slicks

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12:03, January 17, 2018

Rescuers spray foam to extinguish flames on the stricken oil tanker SANCHI off the coast of east China's Shanghai, Jan. 12, 2018. [Photo: Xinhua]

A Shanghai rescue and salvage team from the Transport Ministry will use an underwater robot to explore the wreck-age of the sunken Iranian oil tanker, Sanchi, news site the-paper.cn reported on Wednesday.

This comes as the ministry continues to carry out emergency operations in the East China Sea where the oil tanker sank.

Rescuers have been keeping fishing boats away.  They continue to monitor the oil slicks while communicating with Japanese and Korean ships in the area. They have also organized search and rescue operations at the seven designated positions Iran had requested.

China's State Oceanic Administration said the oil tanker created two oil slicks which threaten the marine ecosystem.

(compiled by Dong Feng)

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