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Environmentalists Warn of Pollution From Burning Oil Tanker in East China Sea

At least 300,000 tons of fish are caught each year off the coast of the East China Sea, government data showed. Above, the oil tanker Sanchi is seen burning off the coast of Shanghai after it collided with a Chinese freight ship over the weekend. Photo: Visual China
At least 300,000 tons of fish are caught each year off the coast of the East China Sea, government data showed. Above, the oil tanker Sanchi is seen burning off the coast of Shanghai after it collided with a Chinese freight ship over the weekend. Photo: Visual China

Environmentalists have raised concerns over pollution and potential damage to fish stocks in the East China Sea as a large tanker continues to leak oil four days after colliding with a cargo ship.

The oil tanker Sanchi, en route from Iran to South Korea, was still ablaze after a collision on Saturday with CF Crystal, a cargo ship registered in Hong Kong, China’s Ministry of Transport said in a statement Wednesday.

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