32 suspected lost in rig fire off Azerbaijan.

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32 suspected lost in rig fire off Azerbaijan.

Postby JK » Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:41 am

Just wild weather offshore at Azerbaijan with an accommodation rig collapsing and another on fire. It is considered the worst accident since Piper Alpha.
The rig staff embarked in 2 boats but were not able to lower them due to conditions. One broke free during the night and went under the rig. It was damaged and the persons inside thrown into the water.

http://www.oilandgaspeople.com/news/623 ... zerbaijan/
http://www.oilandgaspeople.com/news/624 ... -platform/

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Postby JK » Tue Dec 08, 2015 4:59 am

http://www.oilandgaspeople.com/news/625 ... -pictures/

It looks like a lifeboat is hanging by one wire. Another is trapped under the rig.

SOCAR said one worker was killed, 29 missing and 33 rescued after its oil platform caught fire on Friday. Those missing are feared dead.

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23 still missing Azerbaijan.

Postby JK » Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:31 pm

The bodies have not been located and neighbouring countries have been asked for assistance. The men were all lost when the lifeboat was damaged.

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Re: 32 suspected lost in rig fire off Azerbaijan.

Postby silipump » Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:34 am

Sincerely hope all of them are fine.
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