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Shell’s Arctic Troubles Continues — Icebreaker Fennica Sent South for Repairs

In 2012, Shell’s attempt to drill in the Chukchi Sea in the Alaska’s Arctic proved to be an expensive and dangerous farce, featuring groundings, equipment failures, explosions and citations for safety violations. Returning two years later with an flotilla of 29 ships, Shell’s … Continue reading

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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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