Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 7
By Aygun Badalova - Trend:
French Senator Nathalie Goulet offered her condolences over the accident occurred on Azerbaijan's offshore oil platform Gunashli.
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, while body of one oil worker was recovered. Currently, 29 people are listed as missing.
Goulet conveyed her deepest condolences to those affected by the tragedy as well as the families of the missing people. She also expressed her condolences to SOCAR, who owns the rig.
Goulet also said she knows SOCAR is heavily involved in securing all its objects.