Saipem reveals cause of fire on pipe-laying vessel in Caspian - UPDATED

  09 May 2019    Read: 2344
 Saipem reveals cause of fire on pipe-laying vessel in Caspian -  UPDATED

The cause of the fire on the pipe-laying vessel "Israfil Huseynov" in the Caspian Sea was the malfunction in the equipment on the production line, a source at the Italian Saipem company told Azvision.az.

According to the source, 14 people who received burns of varying degrees as a result of the fire were taken to the Central Hospital of Oil Workers in Baku.

The company noted that there are no injuries among the vessel’s personnel as a result of the incident and there is no risk for the vessel’s further operation.

"Saipem is monitoring the course of events and will regularly notify about what is happening," the source said.

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Saipem: 14 injured as fire occurs on Azerbaijani vessel in Caspian

The accident that occurred on the pipe-laying vessel in the Caspian Sea injured 14 people, Saipem told AzVision.az May 9.

"The pipe-laying vessel "Israfil Huseynov", carrying out the operational work conducted by Saipem caught a fire on May 8, at about 18:30. Fourteen people got burn injuries of various degrees, and are currently being transported to the Baku coast by Citadel ship,” the company said.

Reportedly, the ship carrying the wounded is expected to arrive at the coast at about 01:45 Baku time.

"Ambulances are at the port for the immediate transportation of the injured to the Central Hospital of Oil Workers. Saipem monitors the course of events and will regularly report on what is happening," the statement said.

"The fire on the pipe-laying ship has been extinguished,” the company added.


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