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Dead body of another missing oilmen found - UPDATE

4 January 2016 14:38 (UTC+04:00)
Dead body of another missing oilmen found - UPDATE

By Aynur Karimova

The dead body of another Azerbaijani oil worker, missing after an accident on the platform #10 of the offshore Gunashli field in the Caspian Sea on December 4, has been found on the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan's Emergency Situations Ministry reported on January 3.

The dead body of the oil worker was discovered by Kursor ship as a result of the rescue and search work carried out after the appeal of Azerbaijani Ministry of Emergency Situations to the relevant ministries of Caspian Sea countries.

There is an Azneft inscription on the clothes of the found body, the ministry said.

The dead body was taken to Kiyanly sea port. The Ministry has sent a plane to bring to the country the corpses of the oilmen found in the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea.

A fire broke out on the platform #10 of Azerbaijan’s offshore Gunashli field on December 4, after an underwater high-pressure gas pipeline was damaged in strong storm. Out of 63 people who were on platform at the moment of accident only 33 were rescued, while 21 are still regarded missing with nine dead.

The Emergency Situations Ministry further reported that it continues measures to eliminate the consequences of the accident on the platform #10.

Two Azerbaijani firefighting vessels still battle the fire, while the search for the missing oil workers continue, according to the ministry.


Two Azerbaijani oilmen, recently found in the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea, have been identified, SOCAR reported.

The initial identification reveals that the dead oilmen are Azizagha Guliyev and Adil Abdullayev, who went missing after a fire at the Gunashli field.

An investigation team together with SOCAR’s Azneft production association flew to Turkmenistan on an amphibious aircraft to bring the corpses to Azerbaijan.


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