The Coast Guard lifted an order restricting movement of Shell’s Kulluk drill rig. It’s now clear to head to Unalaska.
Attu Island is overdue for some spring cleaning. Seventy years after World War II, the island is still littered with shards of old Coke bottles, lead-based batteries, leaking fuel drums and unexploded artillery.
A multi-agency group formed to deal with the New Year’s Eve grounding of a Royal Dutch Shell PLC drill barge near Kodiak Island says the rig is safe to tow to its next port and the unified command is disbanding.
With the Carnival cruise ship Triumph and its 3,143 passengers now being towed to Mobile, Ala., more reports are emerging from passengers aboard the ship that lost engine power Sunday. They describe a tent city on the upper deck and continuing problems with the sewage system.
Oil taxes remain the legislature’s top issue this week, with six hearings scheduled on Gov. Sean Parnell’s bill to bring them down. But there’s also plenty else going on in Juneau, from consideration of education and home energy bills to visits from state dignitaries.
When it finally arrives in Unalaska next week, the Shin Onoe will be one of the biggest vessels to ever stay in port here. It’s 150 feet wide, with a 60 foot draft when it’s full of coal, soybeans, or iron.
The listing perhaps bolsters the Storis’ chances of becoming a museum on Juneau’s downtown waterfront.
A five-person assessment team spent about three hours aboard the grounded Shell drilling rig Kulluk yesterday afternoon.
The Coast Guard says the crews of two towing vessels attached to a Shell drill ship continue to battle a fierce storm in the Gulf of Alaska.
Shell’s Noble Discoverer drill rig has had several high-profile mishaps in 2012. Now, the Coast Guard says it found problems with the rig’s on-board systems during an emergency inspection in Seward.