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Azerbaijan still battles Guneshli rig fire, looks for missing people

Azerbaijan still battles Guneshli rig fire, looks for missing people

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Date: 24 December 2015 12:57

Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 24

Trend:

Ministry of emergency situations of Azerbaijan continues work on the liquidation of the accident occurred on the platform No.10 of the country’s Guneshli oil field, the ministry told Trend Dec.24.

A fire broke out on the offshore platform Dec. 4, as a strong storm damaged an underwater high-pressure gas pipeline. As many as 33 people were rescued in an ensuing large-scale operation. The bodies of seven killed were retrieved, while 23 oil workers are still listed as missing.

“Whirlwind-5” vessel is extinguishing the fire on the platform, a squadron, forces of Special Risk Rescue Service and the State Water Rescue Service of the ministry of emergency situations of Azerbaijan continue the search for the missing oil workers.

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