SOCAR: 10 MISSING IN THE CASPIAN SEA

Azerbaijan’s state oil company, SOCAR, advised that one oil worker has died and nine others are missing after part of an offshore platform (Oil gathering Station #3) fell into the Caspian Sea early on December 15. SOCAR officials said heavy winds caused the accident, in which a cabin for workers on resting shifts fell into the water. Search and rescue operation are hampered by strong winds.