TEHRAN, Jan 12 (Bernama) -- China is making every effort to rescue the missing sailors after two vessels collided off China's east coast last Saturday, China's Xinhua news agency reported Chinese Ambassador to Iran Pang Sen as saying on Thursday night.
Pang made the remarks during his meeting with Iran's Minister of Labor, Cooperatives and Social Welfare Ali Rabiei.
Thirty-two crew members, including 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis, have gone missing after a Panama-registered oil tanker and a Hong Kong-registered bulk freighter collided off China's east coast on Saturday evening, in waters about 160 sea miles east of the Yangtze River's estuary.
Pang said China is trying its best to rescue the missing sailors, with the unity command and coordination under Ministry of Transport Maritime Search and Rescue Center.
"There is poor sea condition in the incident area, the oil tanker is still in blaze. Nevertheless, Chinese people have risked their lives several times to get close to the tanker to put out the fire," said Pang.....