The National Iranian Tanker Company-operated MV "Sanchi" sinks following its January 6 collision with a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship off Shanghai, China, leaving no survivors.
The Sanchi goes down a week after a collision with a cargo ship, claiming 32 lives.
- Sanchi is still ablaze this morning and it continues to leak oil. Chinese officials mention the danger of explosion and sinking.
- Thirty-two sailors are missing after Iranian oil tanker Sanchi and Chinese freighter "CF-Crystal" collide off the east coast of China. The collision ignites the oil tanker, which carried a 136,000-tonne load.
- A Chinese rescue team recovers two bodies from the Sanchi and salvages the voyage data recorder from the bridge.
- Carrie Lam is sworn in as the first female Chief Executive of Hong Kong by President Xi Jinping amid protests against the 20th anniversary of the transfer of sovereignty to China.
- Protests mark the 20th anniversary of the transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong to China from the United Kingdom alongside the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping.