US calls for Alaska Shell rig inquiry

A group of US politicians is calling for a “thorough investigation” into a string of recent incidents with oil ships drilling in the Arctic, following the recent grounding of a ship owned by oil firm Shell on its way back from Alaska. Anglo-Dutch firm Shell’s drillship, the Kulluk (pictured from above), grounded on Sitkalidak Island […]

Shell oil ship runs aground on Alaska

An oil drilling ship owned by Anglo-Dutch firm Shell ran aground on Alaskan shores after struggling through extreme weather on New Year’s Eve. The 266ft-long ship called The Kulluk was being towed in “heavy seas” from Alaska to Seattle in the United States when it went adrift on 28 December, finally grounding on Sitkalidak Island […]