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Shell drilling rig grounds off
Kodiak Island after towlines
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Anchorage Daily News, by Lisa Demer

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Posted By:John c, 1/1/2013 8:29:27 AM

Royal Dutch Shell’s Kulluk drilling rig, re-secured to two vessels with towlines early Monday, grounded around 9 p.m. in rocky water off the southern coast of Kodiak Island during a pounding Gulf of Alaska winter storm, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. A command team that includes Shell briefed reporters on the disaster with the Kulluk late Monday night. It broke loose from a Shell-contracted ship, the Aiviq, around 4:40 p.m. Monday. Then around 8:15 p.m., with the grounding imminent, the second tow boat, a borrowed tug named the Alert, was directed to lose

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Predict that the Dems will use this as an excuse to stop all drilling off the coast of Alaska.
A $290 Million platform with 150,000 gallons of diesel and 12,000 gallons of lube and hydraulic fluids on board.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SteelTurman, 1/1/2013 12:19:34 PM     (No. 9093180)

An inside source and someone who knows, tells me this particular rig is from Venezuela.

He also informs that this situation is not right and is very concerned as to its occurring.

He further mentions a major drug running scandal at an Alaskan military base involving that same nation.

The true scale of this scandal is being covered up.

Stay tuned on this one ...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/1/2013 12:49:13 PM     (No. 9093247)

Why isn´t there an American oil company drilling in Alaska?

What is going on here?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: birddog, 1/1/2013 2:05:40 PM     (No. 9093338)

Is this the same drill platform that had all of it´s permits and yet was delayed in Port for months by new regulations/inspections?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Grambo, 1/1/2013 3:20:36 PM     (No. 9093413)

Read between the lines.
This event is labeled a disaster and that the rig is on the rocks.
Facts:
1. No one has been hurt
2. The rig has a reinforced hull designed to handle heavy ice
3. The rig is not on the rocks, it is on a sand and gravel beach
4. There is no sign of any spillage – zero
Breathless enviro-journalists are a little too shrill over the situation. There’s a bif difference between danger and disaster, and the blame game is being overplayed here.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: BadgerBill, 1/1/2013 6:08:12 PM     (No. 9093601)

Author states this to be a ´constroversial´ drilling platform....

This is constroversial only if they do not have all necessary legal permits from the enviro-nazis, feds, local authorities, etc.

What IS constroversial is America´s so-called energy program.

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