A fire which broke out on an oil platform in the Caspian Sea has killed 32 people. The platform belongs to Azerbaijan’s state energy company SOCAR. 42 other people were rescued from the platform. The fire broke out on Friday at Azerbaijan’s Guneshli oil field. A gas pipeline was damaged in heavy wind. The nasty weather conditions made for tricky rescue attempts as the fire blazed.
Reuters reports that approximately 60% of SOCAR’s oil production passes via the fire-hit platform.
In a separate incident, SOCAR said on Friday that three workers were missing from another of its offshore oil platforms in the Caspian after an accident during the storm.