Vessels will continue to monitor leak
China has sent air and marine surveillance forces to monitor the oil leak caused by the sunken oil tanker Sanchi and will continue to work with other nations in handling the matter, said a Foreign Ministry spokesman. The nation has also spared no effort in the search for crew members from the ship and will cooperate with Iran to investigate the accident, Lu Kang told a news conference in Beijing on Jan 16. The spokesman dismissed allegations that China didn’t use adequate measures to search for and rescue crew members, saying Iran has fully recognized China’s efforts. In addition to its own vessels, China invited ships from South Korea and Japan to take part in the search-and-rescue operations. Currently, 13 vessels are working together at the scene, he said.