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Shell Says Arctic Drilling Rig Kulluk Recaptured in Stormy Seas

Shell Says Arctic Drilling Rig Kulluk Recaptured in Stormy Seas
Arctic drilling barge Kulluk is towed by the tugs Aiviq and Nanuq 116 miles southwest of Kodiak City, Alaska. Photographer: Chris Usher/U.S. Coast Guard/AP

Dec. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Royal Dutch Shell said an Arctic drilling barge, headed to Seattle for maintenance, was safely recovered yesterday after being set adrift during a storm in the Gulf of Alaska.

* Crew of Shell-owned barge, Kulluk, evacuated last night as

precaution after towing resumed, Shell spokesman Curtis

Smith said in phone interview * Offshore tug Aiviq recovered Kulluk

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