MES, Prosecutor’s Office released information on fire at Israfil Huseynov vessel
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  • 12:43 09 May 2019

MES, Prosecutor’s Office released information on fire at Israfil Huseynov vessel

On May 8, in the Caspian Sea, 14 people including Azerbaijani citizens and citizens of foreign countries were injured as a result of the fire incident caused by blast during maintenance works of technological equipment on the pipe-laying vessel "Israfil Huseynov" belonging to Azerbaijan Caspian Sea Shipping Company leased by Saipem Company, ONA reports.

The criminal case under article 162.1 of the Criminal Code (violation of rules of technical and labor safety) has been initiated at the Department of Investigation of Grave Crimes of General Prosecutor’s Office and investigation team consisting of the experienced workers of Ministry of Emergency Situations and Prosecutor’s Office has been established.

 Injured personnel of the ship due to incident are taken to the shore and brought to the Central Neftchilar Hospital. Highly qualified doctors are involved in the examination and treatment of the injured oil workers and their treatment is under special control of the Ministry of Health.

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