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Shell Oil Drilling Rig Kulluk Aground on Sitkalidak Island – US Coast Guard Video

So far, the Shell Oil drilling rig Kulluk is reported to have remained intact with no observed leaks of diesel fuel, lube or hydraulic oil, after grounding on Alaska’s Sitkalidak Island on Monday night. The video below was taken yesterday by … Continue reading

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Shell Drilling Rig, Kulluk, Loaded with Fuel, Aground on Sitkalidak Island in Gulf of Alaska

On Monday night, the Shell Oil drilling rig, the Kulluk, broke free from its towlines during heavy weather and ran aground on the east coast of Sitkalidak Island in the Gulf of Alaska.  Sitkalidak Island is an uninhabited island separated … Continue reading

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Dutch freighter Stadiongracht aground off Rauma, Finland

A lousy time of the year to run aground off Finland. Then again, there aren’t too many good times of the year to run aground.  Thanks to Dick Bal for passing the news along. Dutch freighter “Stadiongracht” aground off Rauma

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HMS Astute Update

It had all the elements of bad farce.  The HMS Astute is Britain’s newest, stealthiest and no doubt most expensive submarine.  As described by the BBC, “Aside from attack capabilities, it is able to sit in waters off the coast … Continue reading

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HMS Astute: British Nuclear Submarine Aground off Skye

Embarrassing and rather bad timing.  Billed as the “world’s most advanced nuclear submarine,” the recently christened HMS Astute ran aground this morning off the Isle of Skye. Nuclear submarine runs aground HMS Astute: world’s most advanced nuclear submarine runs aground

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