Search underway for missing oil workers

The search for the oil workers, who went missing in the Caspian Sea, continues in Azerbaijan, the country’s ministry of emergency situations said on March 18.

The oil workers went missing in an accident on the platform No. 10 of Azerbaijan’s Guneshli oil field and the platform No. 501 of the Oil Rocks field.

The 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.

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