Shell Arctic Drilling Rig Kulluk Recaptured in Stormy Seas

By Bloomberg - 2013-01-09T09:39:32Z

Photograph by Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Francis/U.S. Coast Guard/AP Photo

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Towing Kulluk

The U.S. Coast Guard dispatched a cutter and rescue helicopters Dec. 28 after the tug Aiviq (right) reported its tow line to the Kulluk had parted in heavy seas, the Coast Guard said in a statement. Aiviq recaptured the barge, then went adrift itself when all four diesel engines quit because of contaminated fuel.