The Department of Justice should determine whether Royal Dutch Shell's drilling rigs deployed off the Alaskan coast in 2012 committed marine pollution violations, the U.S. Coast Guard said. "Our drilling operations were completed safely and successfully. ... It was while leaving the theater of operations that issues with the Discoverer were identified by the Coast Guard and the Kulluk ran aground," Pete Slaiby, vice president of Shell Alaska, said in defense of the company's operations.

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