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                                   11 December 2015                                                                    

The following meeting of the State Comission on fire on the 10th platform of the “Gunashli” oilfield

                               
                               

Meeting was held on the 10th of December by the State Comission established on fire on the 10th platform of the “Gunashli” oilfield. Deputy minister for Emergeny Situtions, Tapdig Amiraslanov, responsible staff from Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, SOCAR vice-presidents Rafiga Huseynzada and Rahman Gurbanov as well as vice-president of BP Azerbaijan, Rober Watt and other BP experts participated at the meeting. The assessment of the probability of oil spills and possible environmental problems and prevention methods were discussed at the meeting. In order to identify the coordinates of the area by the helicopters and water vessels and take necessary actions, it was decided to obtain daily pictures of the site from ''Azercosmos''. In order to protect the area from possible oil spills, spill booms are considered to be placed on the surface of the water by special vessels.

As a result of the meeting, Members of the working group visited and monitored the accident area by helicopter this morning. During the monitoring no signs of oil spills have been observed at the accident area. One monitoring ship and six ships for preventing oil spills with modern equipment have been sent to the accident area for conducting regular monitoring and research. In case of spills, the specially equiped ships have been made ready to collect oil spills and deliver to the utilisation stations.