After 07.1998 Mercury-2
On October, 22nd, 2002 at ten o'clock 30 minutes of local time at accomplishment of flight of Aktau - Baku during a storm and a squally wind with gusts to 30 km/s have sunk in Caspian sea in 80 miles from Baku on depth of 160 metres. Displacement of bulk petrol waggons with a crude oil and the subsequent overturning of a vessel became the railway accident reason. According to the official data 44 persons and 13 persons have perished have been salvaged as a result of a salvage operation. The total of people onboard has not been installed.
As a result of incident also there was an oil spill from the damaged tanks and formation of an oil slick by a length 15 and breadth of 8 kilometres.
In a salvage operation and the dues of the spread petroleum participated more than 15 courts and 7 helicopters, including court of Caspian shipping company Professor Gul, Nakhchivan. For conducting of an underwater works tug boat-rescuer Neftegaz-64 was used.