February 2, 2018 / 4:03 AM / 10 months ago

Oil from sunken Iranian tanker may have reached Japan shores -Coast Guard

TOKYO, Feb 2 (Reuters) -

* Japan Coast Guard says lumps of black oil have reached the shores of southwestern Japanese island Amami-Oshima

* Coast Guard says checking to see if this is oil from stricken Iranian tanker Sanchi that sank in January in the East China Sea

* Japan Coast Guard said was notified of the black lumps by the public on Thursday (Reporting by Osamu Tsukimori; Editing by Tom Hogue)

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