Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 21 / Trend E.Ismayilov/
Azerbaijan in the person of the Ministry of Emergency Situations has all facilities to prevent emergency situations, connected with extracting hydrocarbons in the Caspian Sea, Deputy Minister for Emergency Situations Faig Taghizadeh said at "The Industrial safety in the energy industry in Baku. Oil spills on land and sea" conference.
"Azerbaijan possesses seven pipelines to transport oil and gas," Taghizadeh said. "The country produces oil and gas both onshore and offshore, which necessitates warning and preventing oil spills."
Particularly, the ministry has 11 ships to respond emergencies at the sea, with seven designed to extinguish fires. The Ministry has amphibious aircraft and helicopters.
Thus, the agency has all the necessary equipment, vehicles and technology to prevent emergency situations on production platforms in cases of wells flowing.
According to Taghizadeh, the Ministry is actively engaged in cooperation in this field with Kazakhstan and Russia. A system is established to respond such emergencies in the Caspian Sea in cooperation with the Kazakh and Russian sides.