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Nitewolf

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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 7:04:59 PM

DAN JOLING
Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The united command overseeing the salvage of Royal Dutch Shell PLC drill barge that ran aground on a remote Alaska island will release minimal information on the vessel until an assessment is completed, a spokeswoman said.

Shell's drill vessel Kulluk ran aground New Year's Eve on the southeast side of Sitkalidak Island near Kodiak Island. On Jan. 6, it was pulled off the rocky bottom and towed a day later to protected waters in Kiliuda Bay within Kodiak Island.

The operation is under the direction of unified command structure made up of the Shell, the Coast Guard, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and the Kodiak Island Borough. The unified command has acknowledged that the vessel remains upright, has not leaked fuel and
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 7:51:47 AM

All is well!
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Gary65
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 10:47:52 AM

Greed at work, greed that went wrong and now will involve a cover-up no doubt.
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txequitygas
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 10:44:23 AM

Good work by the men involved. Situation got out of control, but they still manage to control damage and rescue the vessel. How many lines broke? Accidents will happen and in this case, the backups broke also. Damage looks to be minimal, I say that is a good result for what happened..

Get on with the repairs and get the vessel back to work.. And in the future, maybe the Coast Guard should have a tow vessel on standby for emergencies. Is that what the Coast if there for? Where was the Coast Guard when they were needed? How far away was their tow vessel? I hope they put that in the report..
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 1:56:19 AM

we are all getting screwed
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Zing20
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 11:56:26 PM

Not much news there.
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 10:41:09 PM

Loose lips sink ships.
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lauren02TX
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 10:15:46 PM

The USCG will get to the bottom of it when their investagation is finished in about 4-6 months
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 10:07:01 PM

News article about nothing. Come back when the report is finished.
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 10:06:34 PM

this had no big spill therefore big news
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davenles
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 10:05:52 PM

Less information will fuel more speculation.
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Jeff1944
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 9:36:37 PM

Collect the facts then divulge the information. Don't turn a towing accident into a Notre Dame football news media frenzy.
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 9:34:03 PM

If is was made the deal with ice it should be OK.
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 8:21:02 PM

Tight lipped it is
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 8:04:30 PM

we will never know the whole truth
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 7:18:39 PM

Not real news, it is an appropriate action until the facts are known.
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