Bank of Baku writes off credit debts of dead, missing oil workers in Caspian Sea

13:37 9 Dekabr 2015
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Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 9

By Azad Hasanli – Trend:

Bank of Baku has written off all the credit debts of eleven oil workers who died and went missing in the fire accident on the platform No.10 at the Azerbaijani Guneshli oil field and who were its regular customers, the bank said Dec.9.

This decision was made to support the families of those oil workers, according to the bank’s message.

As a result of a strong storm on Dec.4 at 17:40 (UTC/GMT + 4 hours), a high-pressure underwater gas pipeline was damaged which caused a fire at Guneshli field of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan.

As a result of the large-scale work, 33 people were rescued. Currently, seven oil workers were found dead, while 23 people are listed as missing.

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