Azerbaijan still battles Guneshli rig fire, looks for missing people
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 24
Ministry of emergency situations of Azerbaijan continues work on the liquidation of the accident occurred on the platform No.10 of the country's Guneshli oil field, the ministry told Trend Dec.24.
A fire broke out on the offshore platform 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. The bodies of seven killed were retrieved, while 23 oil workers are still listed as missing.
"Whirlwind-5" vessel is extinguishing the fire on the platform, a squadron, forces of Special Risk Rescue Service and the State Water Rescue Service of the ministry of emergency situations of Azerbaijan continue the search for the missing oil workers.