sanchi: burning tanker off chinese coast 'in danger of exploding' - oil spill kit
There are concerns about environmental disasters in the East China Sea as a tanker continues to leak oil two days after colliding with a cargo ship.
Chinese officials told state media that the three pools were in danger of exploding and sinking.
The Ministry of Transport said rescuers trying to reach the burning tanker were repelled by toxic clouds.
The bodies of 30 Iranian and one of two Bangladeshi crew members on board have been found.
The rest is gone. The Panama-
When flagged Sanchi collided with Hong Kong, it was transporting Iranian oil goods to South Korea.
Registered cargo ship CF Crystal to ship grain from the United States in the East China Sea.
The incident happened around 260 km (160 miles)
Not far from Shanghai coast.
The collision at the mouth of the Yangtze River Delta occurred on Saturday night.
The exact cause of the collision is not clear.
The tanker, operated by Iran's leading oil transport operator, has 136,000 tons of condensate on board, a Supership
Light version of crude oil.
It is about 1 million barrels, and the value is about $60 at the current price (£44m).
The three pools will also carry a certain amount of weight-and toxic -shipping fuel.
Condensate is very different from the black crude oil that is often seen in oil spills.
It's high in the gas meter.
Once extracted, a pressure reservoir and liquefaction will be formed.
Compared with ordinary crude oil, it is much more toxic, low density and explosive.
Condensate does not require a re-refining process of dense crude oil, which produces products such as jet fuel, gasoline, diesel and heated fuel.
Condensation must be toxic.
Its color and smell are much lighter than heavy nudity, which may make it harder to detect and control.
Simon bokes of the National Oceanic center of the University of Southampton told the BBC that there is another difference: "This is not like crude oil, which breaks down under the action of natural microorganisms;
These things actually kill the microbes that break down the oil.
"It can't be picked from the surface like heavy crude oil.
The best hope, Dr. Boxall said, is to put out the fire and stop the ship from sinking.
"If she sinks a lot of goods in good condition, then you have a time bomb on the bottom of the sea and it will slowly release the condensate.
He added: "There could be a long time
Hundreds of kilometres of fishing in the area were excluded.
"Three pools are still burning on Monday morning.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said the weather was "not good for search and rescue efforts ".
There are no signs of survivors among the 32.
Although 21 Chinese citizens on the grain cargo ship were rescued, the crew were strong.
China has sent several ships to searchand-
South Korea helped a coast guard vessel and a helicopter.
The United States Navy has also sent a military aircraft to help rescue efforts.
This is not possible at this point, as it is not yet known how much oil has been or will be spilled.
The 1 million barrels in the three pools are about 35 million gallons.
Even all leaks are less than the major ship disasters listed below, but Exxon Valdez was three times more likely to leak in 1989, it is considered one of the most serious environmental disasters in the world.
Therefore, the extent to which the leakage affects the environment depends on where the leak occurs.
Atlantic Queens events listed below
Leak records from ships
Almost no oil reaches the coastline.
There are also many different types of leaks.
Arguably the worst is that Iraqis deliberately released up to 0. 5 billion gallons of gas during the January 1991 Gulf War.
The resulting oil slick covers about 10,300 square kilometers (4,000 sq miles).