Caspian Sea - pool of intense high technology
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 3 / Trend , K.Zarbaliyeva , E.Ismayilov /
The Azerbaijani Emergencies Ministry will submit a National Action Plan for emergencies and oil spills in the petroleum industry to the government in the coming days, Head of the Ministry's Main Infrastructure Directorate Tariyel Huseynov told journalists on Thursday.
He said the plan was coordinated with international organisations. Following its approval, there will be a mechanism put it into practice, Mr. Huseynov said.
The Caspian Sea also has an indoor pool area which is also one of intense high technology. In particular, Mr. Huseynov identified three sources of oil spills. First - possible emergencies in the extraction on the offshore platforms, second - oil transportation through the subsea pipeline and third - transit of oil and associated products across the Caspian by boat. He said 10 million tons of oil, as well as petroleum products, is transported annually across the Caspian Sea.
Mr. Huseynov said a directive on regional cooperation for oil spills was recently signed in Aktau, by four of the five countries involved (except Turkmenistan). The document reflects the conduct of joint operations of the Caspian littoral states for oil spills, as well as liabilities of the coastal countries during emergencies in the Caspian Sea.