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mastermariner

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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 6:00:44 PM

NCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Responders on Saturday prepared to hook a main tow line to an oil-drilling ship grounded on rocks near a remote Alaska island.
Officials overseeing the response to the grounding of Royal Dutch Shell's Kulluk barge said they could use the line to "test capabilities" as they prepare to recover the ship.
But the plans were subject to tides and weather, which can be fierce in the North Pacific during winter.
Officials also hoped to deploy oil-soaking booms around nearby Kodiak Island, especially near any salmon streams. They say there's no sign the hull has been breached or that oil has spilled from the vessel.
The Kulluk ran aground during a fierce year-end storm, and more than 600 people are working on its recovery.
Dan Magone, who has worked on other major grounding
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bston
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 7:19:07 PM

Topic can be a tongue twister for sure!
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BobBG
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 3:48:19 PM

Let's hope that they can fix this before it leaks.
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wrunner
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 8:58:58 AM

They need more than luck!

They need favorable weather, engineering expertise and good timing.
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skb69sa
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 1:09:44 AM

Good Luck.
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1momsunshine
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 12:27:26 AM

Good Luck
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lesabreAZ
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 12:07:12 AM

Maybe the polar bears can swim out to the barge
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bills299
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 12:04:46 AM

Good Luck!!
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Yooperheart
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 12:02:35 AM

Always a challenge in the north.
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SammyAdams
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:35:43 PM

From the article: "But the plans were subject to tides and weather, which can be fierce in the North Pacific during winter."

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These guys must not be familiar with "global warming". I've seen the images promoted by the "greenies" of polar bears floating on ice chuncks that broke away; leaving these creatures helpless.
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davenles
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:27:18 PM

I'm sure their winters challenge most operations.
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drobbbb
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:14:18 PM

definitely don't want exxon pr nightmare
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jl1rp
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:07:51 PM

This keeps going down hill with every passing day.
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Eugenian
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 10:54:47 PM

Shell Oil management has proven itself to be a bad joke.
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bruin19MD
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 10:49:59 PM

good
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robin1349
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 9:25:53 PM

Ok
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MidNJ
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 7:58:34 PM

That's a lot of people working on this salvage.
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Ken2OD
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 7:14:58 PM

SHELL has not been acting very responsibly during this entire ordeal. Their permitting process was flawed from the very start.
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Dphillips720
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 7:13:40 PM

Joy
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goldrose1
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 6:52:44 PM

check
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knutzAL
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 6:37:10 PM

don't get it?
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 6:24:50 PM

ò¿ó
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 6:13:35 PM

they sure could use some global warming now
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