Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 15
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron on Dec.15 expressed condolences to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev over the accident at Azerbaijan's Guneshli offshore field, which resulted in human casualties.
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. Large-scale rescue operation resulted in 33 people being rescued. To date, bodies of seven oil workers have been recovered. Currently, 23 people are listed as missing.
David Cameron said he was deeply saddened to hear about the fire that broke out in Azerbaijan at the offshore oil rig Dec.4.
"On behalf of the Government and the people of the United Kingdom, I would like to offer my sincere condolences to those families who lost loved ones in this tragic accident and express my support for the bravery of those rescue workers who continue to search for the missing," the letter of condolence said.
"My deepest sympathies are with you and the people of Azerbaijan at this difficult time," said the letter of condolence.