This handout picture taken on January 9 and released on January 10, 2018 by the Transport Ministry of China shows smoke and flames coming from the burning oil tanker "Sanchi" at sea off the coast of eastern China. (AFP/Transport Ministry of China)
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A stricken Iranian oil tanker in the East China Sea could burn for as long as one month, South Korea's Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries told Reuters Wednesday, as the blaze raged for a fourth day following a collision with a freight ship.The tanker Sanchi (IMO:9356608), run by Iran's top oil shipping operator, National Iranian Tanker Co, collided on Saturday with the CF Crystal (IMO:9497050), carrying grain from the United States, about 300 km off China's coast near Shanghai.Park said it's unlikely the oil will spread to South Korea at the moment because the tanker has moved 62 miles to the southeast.A Suezmax tanker can hold a maximum of 5,000 tonnes of bunker fuel to keep it running.
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