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Search - Rescue staff report

Search-and-rescue operations are continuing in the sectors defined by the headquarter staff compiled of leading experts of Emergency Situations and Defense Ministries, State Border Service, State Maritime Administration, SOCAR and the Azerbaijan State Caspian Sea Shipping Company according to the plan approved after the Order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated 16 December 2016 "On Some measures in connection with the accident occurred in "The State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic" “Azneft" Production Unit Oil Collection Station. The Staff was established at the Vessel Traffic Management National Center for State Maritime Administration.

Meteorological conditions every day is analyzed by experts as it has been done on the first day of the accident. Currently, wind direction, surface and underwater obstacles at the bottom of the water, small islands are causing difficulties in the search operation, therefore  underwater and above-water search – were decided to get strengthened. The manpower deployed at the site, ships and other vessels, helicopters, divers and other remote areas of the coastal search - carrying out rescue operations without interruption.

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