According to the information, the Coast Guard of the Border Guard Service of Azerbaijan received a request for help from the Iranian Nazmehr dry-cargo ship, which was moving along the Aktau-Baku route.
At the time of the request, the ship was at a distance of 21 miles from the Pirallahi island. By assumption, the request for help was associated with the poisoning of crew members.
According to the message, despite unfavorable conditions for navigation in response to a request the Coast Guard patrol ship was immediately sent in this direction.
“The patrol ship approximately at 00:30 got close to Nazmehr cargo ship and received seven crew members in serious condition. After rendering first aid to the injured, the ship headed in the direction of the port of Absheron. Brigades of doctors were brought to the port to assist injured,” the message says.