Shell oil rig filled with fuel runs aground in Alaska — Worst development yet in crisis — “So it just happened, it’s dark, no one has seen it”

Published: January 1st, 2013 at 12:38 pm ET
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Follow-up to: NYTimes: Breakaway Oil Rig, Filled With Fuel, Runs Aground

Title: Shell drilling rig grounds off Kodiak Island after towlines fail again
Source: Alaska Daily News
Author: LISA DEMER
Date Updated: Jan 1, 2013 at 12:25p ET
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Royal Dutch Shell’s Kulluk drilling rig [...] grounded off Sitkalidak Island, at the northern end of Ocean Bay, officials said. [...]

The grounding was the worst development yet in a crisis that began Thursday night [...]

The Kulluk was carrying about 150,000 gallons of diesel fuel and 12,000 gallons of lube oil and hydraulic fluid. [...]

Statements:

  • “So it just happened. It’s dark. No one has seen it” -Susan Childs, Shell’s incident commander
  • “We are now entering into the salvage and possible spill response phase of this event” -Alan Wien of the state Department of Environmental Conservation
  • “We’ve got a pattern of failures. I’m saying no, there’s no way that I can see any feasibility of drilling in the Arctic, especially with the extreme conditions that we’re seeing, not only with Mother Nature right now but also just the technical aspects of the failures that we’re seeing with the fleet.” -Carl Wassilie, a Yup’ik Eskimo who coordinates a grass-roots group called Alaska’s Big Village Network
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