Thursday, August 18, 2016
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Incidents

The Top 8 Reasons Ships Sank, Spilled Oil And Exploded In 2015

Yesterday the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released Safer Seas Digest a “one-stop shop” for mariners and others to review

August 18, 2016
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Friday, May 29, 2015
Accidents

NTSB: Shell’s Poor Planning Caused 2012 Grounding of Kulluk Rig

  The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that inadequate planning by Shell ultimately led to the grounding of the the company’s

May 29, 2015
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Friday, April 4, 2014
Incidents

Shell’s Grounded Drilling Rig Product Of Poor Tow Plan Says USCG

By Steve Quinn JUNEAU, Alaska, April 3 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell ignored warnings about the dangers of a towing mission that left a drillship

April 4, 2014
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Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Offshore

U.S. Coast Guard Concludes Kulluk Hearings

The U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday said it has wrapped up its formal marine casualty investigation hearing on the contributing causes that led to the grounding

June 5, 2013
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Monday, May 20, 2013
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News

Kulluk Hearing Kicks Off in Alaska

The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday is kicking off its formal marine casualty investigation hearing into the December 31 grounding of Shell's Kulluk drilling rig on

May 20, 2013
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Offshore

Ship Photos of The Day – Kulluk Rig Gets Loaded for Asia

On Tuesday March 19, 2013, Shell’s Kulluk drilling rig was loaded onboard the Chinese heavy lift ship, Xiang Rui Kou, in Captain’s Bay, Unalaska in

March 20, 2013
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Thursday, February 21, 2013
Offshore

Kulluk Rig Ready to Move

ANCHORAGE, AK — The U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday said it has lifted the order restricting the movement of Shell’s Kulluk drilling rig from Kiliuda

February 21, 2013
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Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Offshore

Shell’s Damaged Kulluk Rig Heading to Asia for Repairs

In fact, Shell is sending both Alaskan rigs to Asia for repairs By Brian Swint (Bloomberg) — Royal Dutch Shell Plc sent two of its drill rigs in Alaska

February 12, 2013
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Friday, January 11, 2013
Offshore

Shell Says Kulluk Tow Was Motivated by Alaska Tax Bill [UPDATE]

By Jim Snyder Avoiding a state tax played a role in Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s decision to move a drilling rig from Alaska waters, though the company said

January 11, 2013
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Wednesday, January 9, 2013
News

Kulluk Tow Incident Timeline [INFOGRAPHIC]

Ever since the AIVIQ lost the initial tow of Shell’s Kulluk drilling rig on December 27th, there were so many new developments and information pouring

January 9, 2013
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Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Offshore

U.S. to Review Shell’s Arctic Exploration Plans

By Jim Snyder The U.S. Interior Department said it will review oil and gas exploration in Alaska’s Arctic waters after the grounding of a Royal Dutch

January 8, 2013
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Monday, January 7, 2013
Offshore

Kulluk Drops Anchor in Kiliuda Bay – Photos and Video

The Kulluk incident’s Unified Command on Monday confirmed that the Kulluk has arrived in its final safe harbor location in Kiliuda Bay where it will

January 7, 2013
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Interesting

Kulluk Reaches Safe Harbor in Kiliuda Bay [UPDATE]

Update: Anchorage, AK – Unified Command update for Monday, January 7, 2013: Unified Command has confirmed that the Kulluk, towed by the anchor handling

January 7, 2013
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Sunday, January 6, 2013
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Grounded Kulluk Ready for Tow

UPDATE: Kulluk Refloated, Under Tow by the Aiviq Salvage crews are ready to pull Shell’s grounded Kulluk drilling rig from the shores of Sitkalidak

January 6, 2013
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Saturday, January 5, 2013
News

Kulluk Tow Planned [UPDATE] – VIDEO

The Kulluk incident’s Unified Command on Saturday gave the go-ahead to Shell to remove the grounded drilling rig near Sitkalidak Island in Alaska. In a

January 5, 2013
Total Views: 3

News

Shell: The Plan Was Always to Move the Kulluk in December

Editor’s Note: Shell’s statement comes on the heels of reports yesterday that Shell’s decision to move the Kulluk was to avoid Alaskan state

January 5, 2013
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Friday, January 4, 2013
Grounding Incidents

Kulluk Response Ramps Up

ANCHORAGE, AK – Unified Command today continued with assessment of the Kulluk, deployment of recovery equipment and staging oil spill response equipment.

January 4, 2013
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Thursday, January 3, 2013
Incidents

Kulluk Grounding Revives the Debate: Is Shell Ready For Arctic Exploration?

By Jim Efstathiou Jr. This week’s grounding of a rig off the coast of Alaska adds to a series of mishaps in Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s seven-year

January 3, 2013
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Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Offshore

Salvors Board Grounded Kulluk

A team of six salvage experts boarded Shell’s grounded Kulluk drilling rig earlier today to conduct a structural assessment to be used to finalize

January 2, 2013
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Incidents

Damage Assessment Begins on the Stranded Kulluk [UPDATE]

Link: Previous Kulluk Update The U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Dutch Shell Plc were fighting 70 mile-per-hour winds and 40-foot swells as they tried to assess

January 2, 2013
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