As reported earlier, video footage of the fire in the Caspian Sea were disseminated on social media yesterday evening, and the Ministry of Emergency Situations has immediately launched an investigation regarding the issue, AzVision.az reports citing the Azerbaijani MES.
It was noted that the Ministry of Emergency Situations did not register a single signal about incidents at the oil infrastructure or industrial facilities in Azerbaijan.
Early this morning, Aviation Detachment of the Ministry carried out reconnaissance flights in the Caspian Sea. According to the preliminary investigations, a mud volcano erupted on Dashli Island, located nearly 30 kilometers from the coast in the direction of the Salyan region of the sea. Currently, there is a small flame in the crater of the volcano. The volcano does not pose a threat to offshore oil and gas infrastructure, other facilities and human life.
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