Jan 01 2013
Shell Drill Rig Kulluk Aground
Tuesday, 01 January 2013



Waves crash over the mobile offshore drilling unit Kulluk where it sits aground on the southeast side of Sitkalidak Island, Alaska, Jan. 1, 2013. A Unified Command, consisting of the Coast Guard, federal, state, local and tribal partners and industry representatives was established in response to the grounding. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg

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The Royal Dutch Shell floating drill rig Kulluk went aground on Sitkalidik Island around 9 p.m. Monday (Dec. 31) night. The crew had previously been evacuated and brought to Kodiak by Coast Guard helicopters. Severe weather continues to hamper the towing, and now recovery, of the Kulluk.

The latest updates from the unified command put together to address the situation here.