Operational headquarters: “Larger vessels will continue their work despite storm warning for tomorrow”

Baku: Searches for the missing oilmen at the offshore platform #10 of SOCAR’s Gunashli field and the platform # 501 of Oil Rocks were continued today. The search for 26 missing persons carried by helicopters and ships.

Balamirza Agharahimov, chief engineer at Azneft production union, said at the briefing.

According to him, for 20:00 o’clock, the company which will help SOCAR to extinguish the fire on the 10th platform defined: “This Company is “Boots and Coots”. They have already visited on the 10th platform. At the moment they set their technique on the 5th platform and develop a plan of action. ”

He said that on the 10th platform, attempt to restore the power supply, works in this regard are continuing.

The chief engineer said that the fire was not extinguished yet, “Storm warning was declared for tomorrow. If the forecast is become true, larger vessels will continue their work, the smaller ships will leave the area of ​​the accident. Currently involved in extinguishing the fire 2 ships: “Vikhr” and one “Topaz” vessel”, said Balamirza Agaragimov.

SOURCE: AZERI-PRESS NEWS AGENCY