> Rescue workers scrambling to tame the flames rising from an Iranian tanker on Monday. Still burning for a second day, after it collided with a cargo ship off China's east coat. The US Navy has joined the search for the 32 missing crew members, while China and South Korea have dispatched rescue craft and cleanup boats to the site.
Iranian officials say one body was found aboard the tanker and sent to Shanghai to be identified. However, all the cargo ships crew were safe and accounted for. Beijing state media say as the tankers inferno grows experts are increasingly concerned it could explode and sink. The impact of the oil spill left behind by the corrosion is unclear.
However, the tanker was carrying over a 130,000 metric tonnes of oil condensate. That volume means the disaster could become the worst spill since 1991 when twice that amount leaked off the coast of Angola. And it may be more difficult to contain this disaster if it grows worse. Condensate is colorless, highly toxic, and more explosive than normal crude oil.
China, Japan, and South Korea share the East China Sea and are on alert for any developing sleek headed to their shores.