Tehran, Iran, Jan.10
Iranian minister of cooperatives, labor and social welfare announced the payment of $1.217 million to families of the Sanchi victims.
"This amount has been paid to families of the Sanchi victims," Minister Mohammad Shariatmadari said on Thursday at the first anniversary of the Sanchi incident, Trend reports citing IRNA.
The tanker Sanchi, carrying 136,000 tons of highly flammable condensate, collided with the Chinese cargo vessel CF Crystal on Jan. 6, 2018 in the East China Sea, causing an oil spill and a blaze that raged for four days.
None of Sanchi's 32 crew members survived.
“In addition to blood money, $340,000 was also paid to children of the Sanchi victims as a compensation,” the minister said.