Alleged body of missing oilman delivered to Azerbaijan from Turkmenistan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 22
The body discovered on the coast of the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea Apr. 18, which 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, has been delivered to Azerbaijan, the website of Azerbaijan's Ministry of Emergency Situations reported Apr. 22.
After getting information that an alleged body of Azerbaijani oilman was discovered on the coast of the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea Apr. 18, an amphibious aircraft BE-200ÇS of the Ministry of Emergency Situations with an investigation team left for Turkmenistan to identify the body found on the Turkmen coast Apr. 22.
The aircraft returned on the same day and the body was handed over to Azerbaijan.
A 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.