Hirunews Logo
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
Huge+oil+spill+left+after+burning+tanker+sinks+off+China+%28video%29
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 - 10:28
Huge oil spill left after burning tanker sinks off China (video)
9

Shares
1,167

Views

Chinese ships are racing to clean up a giant oil spill after an Iranian tanker sank in the East China Sea.

The 120 sq km (46 sq mile) oil slick is thought to be made up of heavy fuel that was used to power the vessel.

The Sanchi oil tanker sank on Sunday and officials say all its crew members are dead.

It was carrying 136,000 tonnes of ultra-light crude oil from Iran which generates a toxic underwater slick that would be invisible from the surface.

Both the fuel and the ultra-light oil could cause devastating damage to marine life.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
HiruNews
Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 16:24
Mangroves play a critical role in maintaining the ecological balance in Sri Lanka's coastal areas.However, some money-hungry people do not understand this.Our... Read More
HiruNews
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
1,125 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
13,092 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
9,519 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
25,416 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
88 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
59,726 Views
Top