Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 7
Azad Hasanli - Trend:
Fire-fighting at the faulty offshore platform #10 in SOCAR's Gunashli field is continuing, said Balamirza Alirahimov, chief engineer at Azneft, a production union of Azerbaijan's state oil company SOCAR.
Addressing a press conference Dec. 7, Alirahimov said that additionally two crane vessels have been involved in the fire-fighting
"As of now, at least one well is in fire, but there is no an exact number [of the burning wells]," he said, adding that helicopters have suspended their searches.
Six dead bodies were found earlier today, at 13:20 (UTC/GMT +4 hours), by the helicopters of Azerbaijani Ministry of Emergency Situations.
A fire broke out on the offshore platform #10 of SOCAR's Gunashli field on Dec. 4, as a strong storm damaged an underwater high-pressure gas pipeline.
As many as 33 people were rescued in an ensuing large-scale operation.
Some 23 oil workers are currently listed as missing.