Chief engineer: Fire on SOCAR offshore platform not caused by violation of labor protection, safety rules

Baku: “Incident occurred on platform #10 of SOCAR’s Gunashli field wasn’t due to the violation of labour protection, safety rules”, said Balamirza Aghrahimov, chief engineer at Azneft, a production division of Azerbaijan’s state company SOCAR.

“The main reason was the weather conditions: the hurricane wind, high waves,” said Agharahimov at a briefing in Baku, Dec. 8.

He added that the safety rules are and will be further complied with.

SOURCE: AZERI-PRESS NEWS AGENCY