Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 20
The alleged body of Azerbaijani oilman has been discovered on the coast of the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijani Ministry of Emergency Situations said in a message posted on its website Apr. 20.
The found body allegedly belongs to one of the oilmen, who went missing as a result of the accident on the platform No.10 of the Guneshli field, Azerbaijani Embassy in Turkmenistan said.
The relevant structures of Azerbaijan have been informed about the issue and were instructed to bring the body home, if it is identified as Azerbaijani oilman.
The fire broke out on the offshore platform Dec. 4, 2015, as 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 12 killed were retrieved, while 18 oil workers are still listed as missing.