China’s Transport Ministry says preparations are underway to ship a robotic submarine probably adopted by divers to discover and plug holes in a sunken Iranian oil tanker whose 32 crew members are all believed to have died.
The Shanghai Maritime Search and Rescue Centre and a Hong Kong newspaper on Wednesday say authorities will ship bigger salvage vessels to help the operation.
China says the Sanchi is mendacity beneath one hundred fifteen meters (377 ft) of water within the East China Sea. It caught hearth after colliding with a freighter on Jan. 6 and exploded and sunk on Sunday about 530 kilometers (330 miles) southeast of Shanghai.
The report says an increasing slick from its cargo of natural gas condensate is being monitored for potential environmental injury with cleanup efforts being organized.
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