Azerbaijan identifies oilman’s body found off Turkmen coast
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 11
By Maksim Tsurkov - Trend:
The body of an Azerbaijani oilman, found in the Caspian Sea off the coast of Turkmenistan, has been identified, Azerbaijan's state oil company SOCAR said Jan. 11.
An initial inspection revealed that the killed oilman is Mubariz Gasimov, who has been missing after a fire on the platform #10 of the Gunashli field.
A fire broke out on the offshore platform #10, 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 ten killed were retrieved, while 20 oil workers are still listed as missing.
The oilman's body was found 55 kilometers away from the coast of Turkmenistan during a search and rescue operation. The body was retrieved from the sea and has been delivered to the Turkmen port of Turkmenbashi.