Cargo ship on fire in Caspian Sea, helicopter involved in fire-fighting

Cargo ship on fire in Caspian Sea, helicopter involved in fire-fighting
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  • calendar-gray 12 January 2017

A fire broke out on a cargo ship in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea on Jan. 12, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Emergency Situations told APA.  

 

Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Emergency Situations said on Jan 12. that the ministry’s Crisis Management Centre received information about the fire in the engine room of the cargo ship named after Academician Zarifa Aliyeva, which was near the Khara Zira island in the Caspian Sea.

 

A Vikhr-7 ship of the ministry’s State Fire Protection Service and a helicopter of the aviation group were immediately sent to the site to extinguish the fire, the ministry added.

 

The relevant bodies were immediately informed of the accident. Additional information will be provided.    

 

 

Ceyhun Aliyev

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