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Shell’s Arctic icebreaker damaged in Alaska

Shell’s contracted ice management vessel, the MSV Fennica, is being examined by marine experts, but it is uncertain how quickly a breach in its hull can be repaired and whether this will delay the company’s hopes to begin drilling an oil well in the Chukchi Sea later this month.
Shell's Olympus hull completed its 18,272 mile journey to Ingleside, Texas on Saturday, Jan. 26th, 2013. (Shell)

Long journey for oil platform hull ends in Texas

The hull of Royal Dutch Shell’s Olympus offshore platform traveled 18,000 miles from South Korea. It arrived Saturday at a Texas port where it will be assembled before it sails to its final location in the Gulf of Mexico.