Shell oil drilling ship under tow again after running aground on remote Alaska island
Was being towed to Seattle for maintenance when it ran aground in powerful storm New Year's Eve
ANCHORAGE, Alaska—A Shell oil-drilling ship that ran aground near a remote Alaska island is under tow again.
The Unified Command for the operation in Anchorage says the Kulluk is being towed at about 5 mph to shelter in Kodiak Island’s Kiliuda Bay.
Officials won’t estimate its arrival because of weather conditions—winds of about 18 mph and 15-foot ocean swells.
There’s a salvage crew of 10 people on board and one Royal Dutch Shell representative.
There’s no sign of any oil discharge from the vessel.