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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang's Remarks on the Issue of Sanchi Oil Tanker
2018/01/22

Q: Secretary-General Kitack Lim of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) said in a statement that he commended those involved in the international search and rescue operations so far and China's efforts to battle the fire. Can you confirm it?

A: The relevant international organizations and the media are all paying close attention to this collision accident. We've also noted that on January 15, Secretary-General Kitack Lim of the International Maritime Organization, the UN specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping, commended those involved in the international search and rescue operations so far and in the efforts to battle the fire and contain pollution from the ship. Secretary-General Lim Kitack also sent his condolences through the IMO website on January 10 to the 30 Iranian and 2 Bangladeshi seafarers still missing from the oil tanker and commended the Chinese government's search and rescue efforts against severe weather and sea conditions and the courageous acts of Chinese rescuers in battling the fire.

China will remain in contact with relevant international organizations, including the IMO and inform them of the latest development.

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