A plan of search and rescue operations has already been approved and search and rescue areas have been determined by experts from the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the Ministry of Defense, the State Border Service, the State Maritime Administration, the Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping CJSC and SOCAR, said the statement.
In accordance with the approved plan, 44 vessels, 6 helicopters and more than 700 personnel of the abovementioned structures are involved in the search for the missing oilmen.
Moreover, personnel of the Ministry of Emergency Situations and the State Border Service
The district executive authorities of areas included in the search and rescue sectors have been instructed in this regard.
The public will be regularly informed about the ongoing activities of the headquarters.
On Dec. 16, 2016, President Ilham Aliyev gave instructions to the heads of relevant structures on
The accident took place at about 05:00 a.m., on Dec. 15, due to strong wind, which blew away a part of a flyover of a 150-meter long oil-gathering station. A board attached to the flyover and a booth on it were also blown away.
As a result of the accident, one person died, nine others went missing.
A special commission has been set up to investigate the accident.