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Salvage crew inspects grounded Arctic drilling rig

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Coast Guard officials were taking advantage of a break in fierce winds and high seas on Wednesday to send surveillance flights and a salvage crew to the scene of Shell’s grounded Arctic drilling rig.
Waves crash over the drilling unit Kulluk where it sat aground on the southeast side of Sitkalidak Island, Alaska, Jan. 1, 2013. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class/Jonathan Klingenberg.)

Shell’s Kulluk drilling rig runs aground near Alaskan island

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Shell’s Kulluk drilling rig ran aground Monday night near Alaska’s Kodiak Island after a five-day fight to tow the vessel through a fierce storm and 70-mph winds.