10 oilfield workers missing after platform overturns in Caspian Sea

Baku, December 15, AZERTAC

Ten oilfield workers are missing after part of an oil platform collapsed in the Caspian Sea caused by high winds, according to Azerbaijan state oil firm, SOCAR.

Ships of the Ministry of Emergency Situations and the Caspian Shipping Company are conducting a search and rescue operation. Management of the ministry, SOCAR and Azneft company rushed to the site.

A special task force was set up to investigate the accident.

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