Sanchi

On 6 January 2018 Sanchi, a 2008-built 154 dwt Suezmax tanker, collided with Panamax bulk carrier CF Crystal 300 km off Shanghai. The impact caused Sanchi to burst into flames and resulted in the death of all its 32 crew members, as well as the eventual sinking of the vessel. The Suezmax was carrying 136,000 tonnes of condensate and now ranks as the sixth largest oil spills in history.    

News & Analysis

Sanchi in flames
07 Feb 2018
Marine insurers seek clarity on the restrictions of financial transactions following the collision of Iranian oil tanker Sanchi and Chinese bulk carrier CF Crystal.
The 2008-built 164,154 dwt Suezmax tanker Sanchi in flames
07 Jan 2018
Iranian-owned Sanchi, a 2008-built 164,154 dwt Suezmax tanker has collided with the bulker CF Crystal about 300 km off Shanghai