Accident in Caspian Sea: search and rescue op hampered by strong winds

Accident in Caspian Sea: search and rescue op hampered by strong winds
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  • calendar-gray 15 December 2016

Search and rescue operation for the oil workers, who went missing as a result of an accident at the oil-gathering station #3 of the department on oil and gas output of Azneft Production Union, are hampered by strong winds, the press service of Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping CJSC said in a statement.

 

Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping CJSC took immediate actions right after receiving information about the accident in the Caspian Sea, said the statement.  

 

According to the statement, the required vessels were sent to the accident site in cooperation with SOCAR and the Ministry of Emergency Situations.

 

Thirteen vessels of Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping CJSC were immediately sent to the site to search for the missing.

 

In constant coordination with SOCAR and the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the Crisis Group of CJSC is coordinating the operation of the vessels.

 

Earlier, Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR said in a statement that an accident took place at about 05:00 a.m., on Dec. 15, due to strong wind, which blew away a part of a flyover of the 150-meter long oil-gathering station. Meanwhile, the board attached to the flyover and a booth on it were also blown away.

 

According to the preliminary data, five people, who were on duty at the gathering station, and five people, who were in the booth, are missing.

 

The list of missing people:

 

1. Guloglan Zulfugarov – engineer

 

2. Azay Zulfugarov – operator

 

3. Vidadi Gurbanov – operator

 

4. Elchin Hasanov - mechanical engineer

 

5. Hasanagha Hajialiyev – operator

 

6. Ilham Gafarov – operator

 

7. Samir Asadov – operator

 

8. Javid Bahramov – operator

 

9. Ramiz Abbasov – engineer

 

10. Gorkhmaz Rustamov – operator

 

Vessels of the Ministry of Emergency Situations and Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping CJSC are at the site; search and rescue work continues. The message also said that leadership of SOCAR, Ministry of Emergency Situations and Azneft are at the event site. A special group has been created to investigate the accident.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ceyhun Aliyev

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