Grounded Shell rig in Alaska is stable, officials say

01/31/2013 | United Press International

Royal Dutch Shell's Kulluk drilling rig, which ran aground off the Alaskan coast on Dec. 31, 2012, is in stable condition as the Unified Command prepares to tow the vessel for repairs. "The Unified Command has received confirmation from naval architects that the damage sustained by the grounding poses no threat to the stability or integrity of the Kulluk while anchored in Kiliuda Bay," according to a statement.

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