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U.S. legal action sought over Shell drillship violations

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 3:25pm
Reuters

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - U.S. federal prosecutors have been asked to take legal action over safety and environmental violations discovered on one of two drillships Royal Dutch Shell used last year in Arctic waters off Alaska, officials said on Monday.

The violations were discovered in November by Coast Guard inspectors on the Noble Discoverer, a drillship contracted from Noble Corp to work on Shell leases in the remote Chukchi Sea off northwestern Alaska.

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