Fire break out at the 10th platform of “Gunashli” deposit

Baku: Today a powerful storm has damaged gas lines in “Gunashli” deposit, which caused a fire around 05:40 p.m. local time.

The State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic press service noted that firstly measures to evacuate the workers on the platform have been started, APA reports.

Although high waves cause serious difficulties to approach the platform, rescue units of the Ministry of Emergency Situations carry out evacuation work with “Vixr-9” and “Topaz” fire extinguisher ships as well as “Avior” diving vessel and “Samir Guliyev” tugboat.

Operational headquarters were established in connection with the fire on the platform .

SOURCE: AZERI-PRESS NEWS AGENCY