Sanchi has sunk
After burning for more than a week, the 'Sanchi' has finally sunk
After burning for more than a week, the 'Sanchi' has finally sunk. The tanker went down on Jan 14 after suddenly igniting around noon. Some 13 vessels and an Iranian commando unit had been taking part in the salvage operation, amid bad weather. There was no hope of finding any survivors. After the collision the Sanchi drifted at about 1,4 knots south-eastwards towards the Japanese island of Amami Oshima.