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Hope Fades for Missing Crew Members as Iranian Oil Tanker Sinks

NYT > Middle East

An Iranian oil tanker that collided with another vessel in the East China Sea and that had been burning for more than a week sank on Sunday, the Chinese Ministry of Transportation said.

Iranian tanker ablaze after collision off China; 32 missing

The Japan Times

BEIJING – An Iranian oil tanker collided with a bulk freighter and caught fire off China's eastern coast, leaving its entire crew of 32 missing, most of them Iranians, authorities said Sunday.

Iran firm says there may be survivors from fiery tanker collision off China

The Japan Times

TEHRAN – The Iranian company whose oil tanker burst into flames after a collision in the East China Sea says there is still hope of finding survivors.

Huckabee on Iran tanker attacks: 'Ridiculous' to believe Iran 'had nothing to do with it'

FOX News

It was absurd for the Iranian government to deny involvement in attacks on oil tankers in the Middle East, according to Mike Huckabee. Videotape appearing to show people removing a mine from one of the damaged tankers is a clear example of that, Huckabee said Friday on "The Story." "It's ridiculous for them to claim they had nothing to do with it. It's like who are you going to believe - Iran or your lying eyes? It's clear what they're doing," the former Arkansas governor claimed.

US Navy plane joins hunt for 32 sailors after Iranian tanker collides with freighter off China

FOX News

Panama-registered tanker "Sanchi" went ablaze after it collided with a freighter off China's eastern coast late Saturday.