Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 6
By Maksim Tsurkov - Trend:
Azerbaijan doesn't intend to involve other countries' help to put out the fire on the Gunashli field's platform, and doesn't see the incident to be sabotage, said SOCAR's First Vice-President Khoshbakht Yusifzade.
"We have all the possibilities to extinguish the fire. Now the main task is to find the missing," he said at a press conference Dec. 6.
"I see no sabotage here. Here the matter rests in an explosion on a gas pipeline. A high pressure gas pipeline couldn't endure waves, was damaged and a fire occurred," noted the SOCAR official.
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 33 people have been rescued in a large-scale operation.
One person was found dead and his body was handed over to his relatives.
Some 29 people are considered missing.