Skip to content

MV Sanchi; East China Sea

East China Sea | 2018-Jan-16

Initial Notification: On January 6, 2018, the 900 foot Tanker MV Sanchi collided with the cargo ship CF Crystal in the East China Sea approximately 160 nautical miles off Shanghai, China. The MV Sanchi was carrying 136,000 tonnes (960,000 barrels) of a light condensate oil cargo and an estimated 1000 tonnes of bunker fuel oil. The Sanchi caught fire and after drifting into the Japanese EEZ, it finally sank on January 14, 2018. This hotline has been opened to capture information but at this time NOAA ERD support has not been requested .

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 31° 31.72′ North
Longitude (approximate): 124° 58.83′ East