Thursday, 3 January 2013
Shell Reassures on Grounded Drillship
The ship, named Kulluk, ran to ground on the southeast shoreline of Sitkalidak Island in heavy seas while on tow to the port of Seattle.
A group consisting of company employees and those from the Kulluk's operator, Noble, the Coast Guard, and the state's Department of Environmental Conservation are working to address the situation.
Kulluk was carrying 150,000 gallons of ultra low-sulphur diesel fuel, and approximately 12,000 gallons of lubricating oil and hydraulic fluid at the time of the incident.