Sanchi (tanker)

  • Saman (2008)
  • Sepid (2008–2012)
  • Gardenia (2012)
  • Seahorse (2012–2013)
  • Sanchi (2013–2018)
Owner:Bright Shipping Ltd, Hong Kong (since 2016)
Operator:National Iranian Tanker Company
Port of registry:
Ordered:May 20, 2005[1]
Builder:Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, South Korea[1]
Yard number:S316[1]
Laid down:October 29, 2007[1]
Launched:February 5, 2008[1]
Completed:April 24, 2008[1]
In service:2008–2018
Fate:Sank after collision with another vessel
General characteristics [1]
Type:Suezmax[2] crude oil tanker
Displacement:189,653 tons[3]
Length:274.18 m (899 ft 6 in)
Beam:50 m (164 ft 1 in)
Draught:17 m (55 ft 9 in)
Depth:23.1 m (75 ft 9 in)
Installed power:MAN-B&W 6S70MC-C, 18,660 kW (25,020 bhp)[3]
Propulsion:Single shaft, fixed pitch propeller
  • 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph) (maximum)
  • 15.4 knots (28.5 km/h; 17.7 mph) (service)[3]

Sanchi was the final name of a 2008-built Panamanian-flagged Suezmax crude oil tanker that was operated by the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) under a variety of ship registries and names. On January 6, 2018, it collided with a cargo ship in the East China Sea and caught fire. After drifting for eight days and several explosions Sanchi sank, causing extensive pollution.


Sanchi was a double-hulled crude oil tanker with an overall length of 274.18 metres (899 ft 6 in), beam of 50 metres (160 ft), and full-load draught of 17 metres (55 ft 9 in). With a deadweight tonnage of 164,154 tons, the vessel was a typical Suezmax tanker, a vessel able to transit the Suez Canal in a laden condition. Sanchi was powered by an 18,660-kilowatt (25,020 bhp) MAN-B&W 6S70MC-C slow-speed diesel engine driving a fixed-pitch propeller and giving the tanker a service speed of 15.4 knots (28.5 km/h; 17.7 mph).[1][3]

Other Languages
català: M/T Sanchi
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한국어: MV 상치
polski: MT Sanchi
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