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Report: Poor management led to Shell grounding

...waters. Multiple attempts to maintain tow lines failed, and the vessel ran aground that New Year's Eve off tiny Sitkalidak Island, just off Kodiak Island. Several days before the tow initially broke, the master of the tow vessel, Aiviq, sent...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-03/report-poor-management-led-to-shell-
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No sign of hull breach in Shell drilling vessel

...towed to Seattle for maintenance. The rig grounded Monday night on a sand and gravel shore off the southeast side of Sitkalidak Island, an uninhabited island in the Gulf of Alaska.Sean Churchfield, operations manager for Shell Alaska, said once...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-01-01/no-sign-of-hull-breach-in-shell-dril
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Drill ship pulled from rocks

...said.The Royal Dutch Shell PLC vessel was lifted off rocks late Sunday and towed away from the southeast side of Sitkalidak Island, where it sat exposed to the full-on fury of Gulf of Alaska winter storms since grounding near the beach there...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-01-07/drill-ship-pulled-from-rocks
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No sheen seen, but drill ship status uncertain

...towed to Seattle for maintenance. The rig grounded Monday night on a sand and gravel shore off the southeast side of Sitkalidak Island, an uninhabited island in the Gulf of Alaska. The North Pacific storm that has caused problems for Shell's efforts...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-01-01/no-sheen-seen-but-drill-ship-status-
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...looking to move the vessel as soon as we are ready and able."If the drill ship can be pulled from the rocks off Sitkalidak Island, it will be towed 30 miles to shelter in Kodiak Island's Kiliuda Bay, a cove about 43 miles southeast of the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-01-05
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Grounding prompts federal assessment of Arctic drilling

...Lines to the drill vessel were reattached four times but broke and the barge ran aground New Year's Eve on tiny Sitkalidak Island near Kodiak Island. The Aiviq on Sunday night pulled the drill rig to deeper water and towed it Monday to a sheltered...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-01-08/grounding-prompts-federal-assessment
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Salvagers tight-lipped on Shell vessel recovery

...completed, a spokeswoman said. Shell's drill vessel Kulluk ran aground New Year's Eve on the southeast side of Sitkalidak Island near Kodiak Island. On Jan. 6, it was pulled off the rocky bottom and towed a day later to protected waters in...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-01-19-0
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Kulluk in stable condition

...subsequent tow lines attached by the Aiviq or other vessels also failed and the Kulluk ran aground New Year's Eve on Sitkalidak Island near Kodiak Island.On Jan. 6, as a high tide lifted the Kulluk, it was pulled off the rocky bottom by the Aiviq...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-01-30/kulluk-in-stable-condition
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Grant ?Bill? Stafford Jr.

...served until he was honorably discharged in 1955. He moved to Alaska in 1971 and lived in Homer until moving to Sitkalidak Island, where he resided from June 1977 to March 1984 until moving back to Homer. He was self-employed, owning a plumbing...

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