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Alaska oil rig drags tugs for miles before grounding

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 10:25pm
Reuters

LONDON/ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - An oil rig that ran aground in Alaska on New Year's Eve in "near hurricane" conditions dragged two vessels trying to control it more than 10 miles toward a wave-battered rocky shore before the crews cut it loose to save themselves.

The stricken Kulluk oil rig is owned by Royal Dutch/Shell and is a vital part of its controversial Arctic oil drilling program, which has encountered several problems.

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