Brief description of events: The vessel collided with MV CF CRYSTAL whilst transiting through the East China Sea, about 130 Nm East from Shanghai. Both vessels caught fire and whilst the crew of the CF CRYSTAL managed to abandon safely, the SANCHI became engulfed in flames minutes after impact resulting in the loss of live of 32 crewmembers. Owners signed a LOF contact with Shanghai Salvage, whom invoked the SCOPIC Clause. Despite firefighting efforts, the vessel sank eight days after the incident occurred on the 14th of January.

Date of incident:   January 6th, 2018
Location:   East China Sea

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Casualty Name: Barge TRIAS
Brief description of events:
Whilst under tow, the tow line parted during bad weather and sea-state conditions. Subsequently the barge grounded in a nature reserve. Finnish based Salvors Alfons Hàkans were awarded the LOF...

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