Azerbaijan involves foreign specialties in fire-fighting at offshore platform

Baku: Searches are underway for the 23 oilmen missing after the fire on SOCAR’s offshore platform, Balamirza Agharahimov, chief engineer at Azneft production union said at the briefing.

No results have been achieved as of 16:00 (GMT +4) in the searches for the 23 oilmen missing in the Caspian Sea, said the chief engineer.

Agharahimov added that the fire on the platform still continues. “Eight vessels, as well as foreign specialists were involved in fire-fighting.”

The chief engineer also noted that the searches also continue for the missing Oil Rocks workers.