Energy Industry

China calls deadly tanker collision 'unprecedented'

Jan 19, 2018

A Chinese official says the explosion and sinking of an Iranian oil tanker in the East China Sea was without precedent, creating enormous difficulties for rescue and recovery efforts

China planning to send robot sub to sunken ship

Jan 17, 2018

China's Transport Ministry says preparations are underway to send a robot submarine possibly followed by divers to explore and plug holes in a sunken Iranian oil tanker whose 32 crew members are all believed to have died.

Oil spill from sunken tanker is expanding in East China Sea

Jan 16, 2018

Several oil slicks have been found in waters around a sunken Iranian tanker ship in the East China Sea in a spill that is growing

East China Sea slick fire from sunken oil tanker burns out

Jan 15, 2018

A Chinese transport ministry spokesman says the fire in a pool of oil from a sunken tanker in the East China Sea has burned out

2 bodies recovered from burning oil tanker in East China Sea

Jan 13, 2018

Chinese state media say rescuers have recovered the bodies of two crew members of an Iranian oil tanker that's been burning after it collided with a freighter last week in the East China Sea.

China's trade with North Korea plunges as sanctions tighten

Jan 12, 2018

China's trade with North Korea is plunging as U.N. sanctions imposed over its nuclear and missile development tightened

Rescuers expand search for survivors of ship fire off China

Jan 12, 2018

Rescue ships looking for 31 missing crew members from a burning oil tanker have expanded their search area off China's coast

Firefighting efforts resume on burning tanker off China

Jan 11, 2018

Firefighting vessels have resumed attempts to put out a blaze aboard an oil tanker in the East China Sea, in a disaster that may have killed all 32 crewmembers

China suspends firefighting efforts after tanker explosion

Jan 10, 2018

Chinese officials say an explosion has rocked a stricken oil tanker off the coast of Shanghai, forcing maritime authorities to suspend firefighting and rescue efforts

China: Body found, tanker still on fire after sea collision

Jan 9, 2018

China's transport ministry says rescuers have found a body believed to be of a sailor from the Iranian oil tanker on fire after a collision at sea

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