Some oil workers rescued from burning platform in Caspian Sea (UPDATE)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 4
Oil workers, who were on the production platform at the Azerbaijani Guneshli offshore field, have been evacuated on boats, a source on the oil market told Trend.
A strong fire took place at the offshore field Dec.4, according to the source.
"The fire still continues," said the source. "The ignition started at the platform No.10 of this field."
SOCAR said that the fire at the platform was caused by the storm wind, which damaged a gas line.
A special headquarters has been created in connection with this incident, according to the company.
The staff phone numbers: +994 12 5211019, +994 50 2293521, +994 50 2457005
Despite the fact that the evacuation began immediately, problems emerged with the approach of ships because of high waves. However, despite this fact, the evacuation is being carried out with the help of the ships of the ministry of emergency situations, as well as diving vessels and tugs.