Thursday, August 18, 2016

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 concise summaries of a year’s accident investigations. The digest also includes the...

August 18, 2016
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Friday, May 29, 2015

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 Kulluk drilling rig in Alaska in 2012. The...

May 29, 2015
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Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Maritime News

Kulluk Drilling Rig Sails Away on COSCO Heavy Lift Transporter [VIDEO]

Ever wondered what happened to the arctic drilling rig Kulluk that ended up on an Alaskan “beach” after she broke away from her tow in January 2013? With assistance from...

March 29, 2015
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Friday, April 4, 2014

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 grounded in the storm-tossed Gulf...

April 4, 2014
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Monday, September 9, 2013

U.S. EPA Fines Shell for Arctic Air Pollution Violations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined units of Royal Dutch Shell more than $1 million over violations of the company’s Clean Air Act permits related to their Arctic drilling...

September 9, 2013
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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

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 of Shell's Kulluk drilling rig in Alaska on Dec. 31, 2012.

June 5, 2013
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Monday, May 20, 2013
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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 Sitkalidak Island.

May 20, 2013
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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 the Aleutian Islands. The Kulluk...

March 20, 2013
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Friday, March 15, 2013
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Dept of Interior Releases Scathing Report on Shell’s 2012 Arctic Program

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar on Thursday released the findings of a Departmental review of Shell’s troubled 2012 Arctic operations, painting a scathing picture of Shell and its...

March 15, 2013
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Thursday, February 21, 2013

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 Bay, meaning the operation to...

February 21, 2013
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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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 to...

February 12, 2013
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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Shell CEO: Both Arctic Drilling Rigs Need Work and Further Evaluation

LONDON–Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA, RDSA.LN) Chief Executive Peter Voser said Thursday that both its Alaska drilling rigs need more work before they can be ready for this year’s drilling season. The Noble...

January 31, 2013
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Friday, January 11, 2013
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US Environmental Protection Agency Finds Arctic Drilling Rig Not In Compliance

Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s (RDSA, RDSB) Kulluk oil rig violated nine conditions of its air-quality permit while drilling in the waters off Alaska, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said in...

January 11, 2013
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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

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 out that it was nearly impossible...

January 9, 2013
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Sunday, January 6, 2013

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 Island in Alaska. An update Sunday night from...

January 6, 2013
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Saturday, January 5, 2013

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 statement, the Unified Command said it...

January 5, 2013
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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 taxes on equipment dedicated to oil and gas...

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. Five important helicopter missions were safely completed. The...

January 4, 2013
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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

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 salvage plans, the Kulluk incident Unified...

January 2, 2013
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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 damage to a floating...

January 2, 2013
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