Sanchi (tanker)

History
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Name:
  • 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
Identification:
Fate: Sank after collision with another vessel
General characteristics [1]
Type: Suezmax [2] crude oil tanker
Tonnage:
  • 85,462  GT
  • 53,441  NT
  • 164,154  DWT
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
Speed:
  • 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph) (maximum)
  • 15.4 knots (28.5 km/h; 17.7 mph) (service) [3]
Crew: 32

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.

Description

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
français: MT Sanchi
한국어: MV 상치
polski: MT Sanchi
中文: 桑吉號