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All 32 People Aboard Burning Oil Tanker Presumed Dead, Iran Says

All 32 People Aboard Burning Oil Tanker Presumed Dead, Iran Says

Rescuers earlier this week recovered one body from the sea and two body from the ship after the Iranian vessel collided with the Chinese freight ship, resulting in it being set on fire.

The Sanchi was carrying 136,000 tons of condensate, worth some $60 million, and bound for the Republic of Korea.

A burning Iranian tanker listing for days off the coast of China after a collision with another vessel sank Sunday, with an Iranian official saying there was "no hope" of survival for the 29 missing sailors onboard.

The Administration said it would expand the scope of its monitoring and "quickly ascertain the spread and drift of overflowing oil" from the wrecked ship.

It collided with the CF Crystal, which was carrying grain from the United States, about 160 nautical miles (114 miles) off China's coast near Shanghai.

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A Chinese salvage team on Saturday recovered two bodies from the tanker.

All 21 Chinese crew members of the Crystal, which was carrying grain from the USA, have been rescued. The cause of the collision remains unclear and 29 crew members are still unaccounted for.

"There is no hope of finding survivors among the members of the crew", Mohammad Rastad, spokesman for the Iranian rescue team dispatched to Shanghai, told Iran's state broadcaster in Tehran before the tanker went down.

The Sanchi's crew consisted of 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis.

The Chinese freighter had 21 crew members, all of whom were reported safe.