US Navy joins the Search operation for 32 missing crew members

  • The Panama-registered tanker Sanchi was sailing from Iran to South Korea and collided with Hong- Kong-registered CF Crystal in the East China Sea on Saturday. US Navy rescue crew has joined the search operation to find 30 Iranian and 2 Bangladeshi crew members who have been reported missing after a collision since Saturday. China and South Korea have also sent ships and planes to carry out the international search effort. It was reported none of the crew members of Sanchi had been found till late Sunday evening. All 21 crew members of Crystal were rescued.