10 missing as SOCAR platform collapses in high winds

An oil platform belonging to Azerbaijan’s SOCAR has collapsed in the Caspian Sea and ten workers are missing. The accident happened during high winds.

Ships of the Ministry of Emergency Situations and the Caspian Shipping Company are conducting a search and rescue operation. An investigation has started into how the platform collapsed.

Twelve months ago 32 people died when a fire broke out on another SOCAR platform.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.


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