Oil Tanker Burning Off China’s Coast
An oil tanker called the Sanchi, caught fire after colliding with a Chinese ship in the East of China’s Sea the 9 January, 2018. The Sanchi was carrying 136,000 tones of ultra light oil, known as condensate. This was equivalent to 1 million barrels.
The size of the oil spill from the ship and the environmental harm were not known, but the disaster has the potential to be the worst since 1991 when 260,000 tonnes of oil leaked off the Angolan coast.