Photos: Shell Kulluk Runs Aground
18 crew members on the Kulluk, a Shell drill unit, were reported to be safe after the Coast Guard evacuated the vessel Dec. 29 and it ran aground Dec. 31, according to the Unified Command responding to the scene south of Kodiak.
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Coast Guard conducts overflight of Kulluk tow in Kiliuda Bay, Alaska
The tugs Corbin Foss, Ocean Wave and Lauren Foss begin the tow of the conical drilling unit Kulluk from Kiliuda Bay near Kodiak Island, Alaska, Feb. 26, 2013, with the tug Guardsman, tug Warrior, Nanuq and Aiviq on scene to assist. A safety zone has been established around the Kulluk and an Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew overflew the area to confirm there were no security concerns. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Francis)