By Azania post reports
SOME crew and 30 ordinary people in a burnt Iranian oil tanker are still missing , a Chinese salvage team has said.
The team says early two it managed to recover two bodies from the ship that was still blazing a week after it caught fire and was left adrift following accident in the East China sea.
Reports say the four members of the salvage team wore respirators to board the “Sanchi”, where they found the two bodies on the deck.
The body of a mariner suspected to be from the ship was recovered on Monday and sent to Shanghai for identification. The rest of the crew, which included 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis, remains missing.
They tried to get to the living quarters but were driven back by temperatures on the burning ship of around 89 Celsius (192 Fahrenheit).
The salvage team recovered the voyage data recorder, or “black box” from the bridge, before leaving the vessel less than half an hour after boarding because the wind had shifted and “thick toxic smoke” had complicated the operation, sources said.