Gulf Times - oil-tanker
Burning Iranian oil tanker sinks after accident

Burning Iranian oil tanker sinks after accident

The stricken tanker, called the Sanchi, which had been adrift and on fire following the accident with the freighter CF Crystal, had "suddenly ignited" around noon, China Central Television (CCTV) said.

New explosion hinders rescue efforts in Iranian tanker fire

New explosion hinders rescue efforts in Iranian tanker fire

The Sanchi, carrying 136,000 tonnes of light crude oil from Iran, has been in flames since colliding with the CF Crystal, a Hong Kong-registered bulk freighter, 160 nautical miles east of Shanghai last Saturday.

Iranian oil tanker burns as winds, waves lash rescuers

Iranian oil tanker burns as winds, waves lash rescuers

The poor conditions, with strong winds, rain and waves as high as 3 metres, frustrated efforts to tame the oil tanker fire and search for the 31 remaining crew members, the Ministry of Transport said.

Singapore charges 11 men over Shell oil heist

Singapore charges 11 men over Shell oil heist

Police in the island-state, Asia's main oil trading hub, said they had detained 17 men and seized millions of dollars in cash and a small tanker.

123 dead, 100 wounded in Pakistan oil tanker fire

123 dead, 100 wounded in Pakistan oil tanker fire

At least 123 people have died and scores more were injured in a fire that broke out after an oil tanker flipped over in central Pakistan early Sunday, an official said.

Malaysian oil tanker taken over commercial dispute, not hijacked

Malaysian oil tanker taken over commercial dispute, not hijacked

An oil tanker, which was earlier reported to have been hijacked and sailed into Indonesian waters, was believed to have been taken due to a commercial dispute, Malaysian authorities said on Wednesday.

Afghan road crash inferno leaves at least 73 dead

Afghan road crash inferno leaves at least 73 dead

At least 73 people were killed on Sunday when two passenger buses and an oil tanker burst into flames in a head-on collision in eastern Afghanistan, in one of the worst road accidents in the war-battered nation.