Thursday, 3 January 2013

Shell Reassures on Grounded Drillship

Royal Dutch Shell has reassured people over its drillship that was grounded on an island in Alaska. The oil firm said in a press release that there has been no loss of life, adding that the incident does not "involve any possibility of crude oil release."
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.

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