Salvage workers have managed to board a burning oil tanker off China’s coast, recovering the bodies of two crewmen before smoke forced them to leave. The Sanchi is still ablaze one week after a collision with a cargo ship. The salvage team also recovered the ship’s “black box” recording unit.
The bodies of only three of the 32 crewmen – 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis – have so far been found. A team of Iranian commandos has now joined the operation. The tanker was sailing from Iran to South Korea at the time of the collision last Saturday night.