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Salvagers tight-lipped on Shell vessel recovery

January 18, 2013 • Business


This Jan. 10, 2013, photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows an inspector climbing damaged stairs during an inspection aboard the Shell Arctic drilling rig Kulluk in Kiluida Bay, near Kodiak, Alaska. The rig grounded on Sitkalidak Island on Dec. 31, 2012, and was towed to Kiliuda Bay Jan. 7, 2013. The unified command overseeing salvage of the rig says it will release minimal information on the vessel until an assessment is complete. (AP Photo/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The united command overseeing the salvage of Royal Dutch Shell PLC drill barge that ran aground on a remote Alaska island will release minimal information on the vessel until an assessment is completed, a spokeswoman said.

Shell’s drill vessel Kulluk ran aground New Year’s Eve on the southeast side of Sitkalidak Island near Kodiak Island. On Jan. 6, it was pulled off the Login to read more

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