Ves­sels will con­tinue to mon­i­tor leak

China Daily European Weekly - - News Digest -

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.

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