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An oil tanker and a cargo ship have collided off the eastern coast of China, leaving 32 people missing.
The collision occurred between the massive Panama-registered oil tanker “Sanchi” and the huge Hong Kong freighter “CF Crystal” in the East China Sea on Saturday at around 20:00 (12:00 GMT), according to reports in the Chinese media, which cited the Chinese Ministry of Transport on Sunday.
originally posted by: carewemust
One person (in the comments) said that this was the third "accident" of this nature, which increases the suspicion that these are not accidents at all.
originally posted by: ArMaP
That name sounds familiar.
originally posted by: CharlesT
a reply to: ArMaP
CF Crystal is a tanker while ACX Crystal shows to be a container ship. 2 different types of vessels.
On a typical Merchant oil tanker there are typically about 20 to 25 crew. these would be:
Captain - 1
Chief officer - 1
2nd Officer - 1
3rd Officer - 1
Chief engineer - 1
2nd Engineer - 1
3rd Engineer - 1
4th Engineer - 1
Electrical officer - 1
Bosun - 1
A/B's - 3
OS - 2
Fitter - 1
Chief cook - 1
Mess man - 1
In addition there might be one or two deck and engine cadets or additional watch keeping officers.