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Nitewolf

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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 4:42:12 AM

The Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The assessment of a Shell drilling rig grounded off a remote Alaska island continued Friday, with officials putting more salvagers onboard.

Officials say in a release that critical response gear was put into place for the eventual recovery operation.

The Kulluk (CULL'-uck) ran aground Monday near Kodiak Island.

Power generators also were delivered. A majority of 14 support ships are expected to be in place this weekend.

Members of the command team also met with Alaska Native leaders in the nearby community of Old Harbor to hear their concerns over the grounding.
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52MPG
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 2:59:48 AM

I hope all goes well.
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 6:29:46 PM

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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 4:25:48 PM

watch and see.
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 10:45:44 AM

good news
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 10:04:41 AM

Another example of why drilling in the Arctic is difficult at best and extremely dangerous and risky at its worst.
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 9:08:28 AM

Really SHELL.
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 8:55:56 AM

Are the anchors working now? Is it stuck to the beach?
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 8:55:22 AM

I wish them the best of luck, those are harsh conditions.

[Edited by: teenitup at 1/5/2013 8:56:52 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 8:55:05 AM

Fast response time.
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 8:43:21 AM

Good.
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 8:41:58 AM

Going to be one rough job.
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 8:36:07 AM

Tough to transport in 30-40 foot waves
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 8:26:27 AM

Yikes!
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 7:26:55 AM

best o' luck!! we'll see if they can avert another environmental disaster.
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 7:06:58 AM

Get it done,
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 6:51:07 AM

Dig'er out.
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 6:47:43 AM

What a costly recovery!
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