Storm impedes salvage of grounded drilling ship Kulluk
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — High seas and strong winds prevented crews from boarding an oil drilling ship to check for any damage after the large vessel went aground off an uninhabited island in the Gulf of Alaska..... http://ap.juneauempire.com/pstories/state/ak/20130102/1082814894.shtml
No fuel sheen or sign that drilling ship Kulluk hull is breached
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Crews aboard two aircraft flew over an oil drilling ship Tuesday that went aground in a severe Alaska storm and saw no sign that the vessel was leaking fuel or that its hull had been breached..... http://ap.juneauempire.com/pstories/state/ak/20130102/1082766642.shtml
Will Shell's grounded drilling ship impact US energy policy in Arctic?
Alex DeMarban, Suzanna Caldwell | Jan 02, 2013
As Royal Dutch Shell struggled Tuesday to salvage a fuel-laden drilling ship grounded on a remote Alaska island, the incident reverberated thousands of miles away in Washington, D.C., with President Barack Obama’s staff monitoring the situation. In a high-stakes gamble to tap billions of barrels of oil in Alaska's Arctic, all eyes are now on Shell as it tries to gain control of an out-of-control...... http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/will-shells-grounded-drilling-ship-impact-us-energy-policy-arctic