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All 18 crew members safely evacuated from Kulluk

Posted on December 29, 2012

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — All 18 crew members were safely evacuated Saturday from a Shell drill ship in the Gulf of Alaska and the company was towing the rig further from land in anticipation of another stormy night.

The drill ship, the Kulluk, which had been drifting toward Trinity Islands, was being moved toward safe harbor by two tow vessels, Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said.

Repair crews have restarted all four engines on the Aiviq, one of the tow vessels, and a second tow line was...