2 bod­ies re­cov­ered from burn­ing tanker

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - - WORLD -

BEI­JING >> 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.

State broad­caster CCTV says the bod­ies were found this morn­ing on the lifeboat deck of the Sanchi. It says res­cuers stayed aboard less than 30 min­utes but were able to re­cover the ship’s data and video record­ings.

The net­work says res­cuers were pre­vented from en­ter­ing the crew liv­ing quar­ters by tem­per­a­tures as high as 192 de­grees F.

Footage of the res­cue showed parts of the Sanchi still aflame.

The cause of the col­li­sion re­mains un­clear. One body was re­cov­ered from the sea ear­lier this week, leav­ing 29 crew mem­bers still un­ac­counted for.

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