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Media Advisory: Coast Guard updates Kulluk hearing schedule in Anchorage

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PR: Date: May 20, 2013

Coast Guard District 17

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard has updated its schedule for the formal marine casualty investigation hearing into the Kulluk grounding, scheduled to take place at the Anchorage Loussac Library, Assembly Hall Chambers, beginning Monday at noon.

May 20 - Shell
May 21 - Offshore Rig Mover’s International*, Shell
May 22 - Noble, Crowley
May 23 - Edison Chouest Offshore
May 24 - Shell Marine, Edison Chouest Offshore Alaska Operations
May 25 - Shell Alaska Operations, Nobel*
May 28 - Delmar*, Offshore Rig Mover’s International
May 29 - Offshore Rig Mover’s International, U.S. Coast Guard
May 30 - Shell*, Edison Chouest Offshore
May 31 - Edison Chouest Offshore

* Testimony is scheduled to be conducted via telephone.  All scheduled testimonies are subject to change at the needs of the investigating officer.

Hearings beginning on Tuesday will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. These are closed-door hearings, and attendees will not be authorized to leave during testimony unless in an emergency situation.

Throughout the hearings, only one photographer, one video camera operator and one audio technician will be allowed in the proceedings at a time so pooling of photographs, video and audio may be necessary.

Media members are solely responsible for designating pool representatives and will be required to follow all ground rules for attending the hearing.

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