Azerbaijani PM holds meeting on offshore platform accident
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 6
Azerbaijan's Prime Minister Artur Rasizade, who chairs the state commission on the recent offshore platform accident at Gunashli field, has held a meeting on the matter at the state oil company SOCAR, the company said.
The meeting heard the reports on addressing the accident consequences and the search for those missing.
Reports were made by the Emergency Situations Minister Kamaladdin Heydarov, Head of the Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company Rauf Valiyev, Chief of the State Border Service Elchin Guliyev, and SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev.
The prime minister gave instructions on addressing the consequences of the accident, fire-fighting and accelerating rescue works.
Fire broke out on an offshore platform of SOCAR's Gunashli field Dec. 4, after an underwater high-pressure gas pipeline was damaged in strong storm.
As many as 32 people have been rescued in a large-scale rescue and fire-fighting operation, and the body of one person has been found.
Some 30 oil workers are considered missing.