Two bodies of the 32 mariners were found on deck from the Iranian oil tanker as 13 vessels attempted to put out the fire after the collision.
According to China’s state-owned china central television four members from the rescue team has searched the cockpit and found no one.
The temperature of the crew’s living room was as high as 89 degree celsius, which made it impossible for the rescue team to access.
The rescue team also found the Blackbox onboard the oil tanker.
The stricken Iranian oil tanker drifted into Japan’s exclusive economic zone on Wednesday afternoon as strong winds pushed the burning ship away from the Chinese coast.
The ship, carrying almost 1 million barrels of condensate, has been ablaze for almost a week since it collided with another vessel in the East China sea.