In the Caspian sea on the evening of December 4, lit oil platform Azerbaijani company SOCAR on the field «Guneshli». At the time of the fire there were 63 people.
Data on victims were not.
The cause of the fire, according to preliminary data, became the wind damaged a gas line, reported the news Agency «Trend». The rescue operation is difficult in a violent storm, wave height in the vicinity of the platform has reached 11 meters, so, while people quickly got off the platform in the boat and on the ship, they could not sail, and they had to wait until the wind dies. On the morning of 5 December, the operation was continued.
By 14 o’clock Baku time were evacuated 20 people.