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Shell’s Grounded Arctic Drilling Rig Towed to Safe Harbor

Royal Dutch Shell Plc and a salvage crew refloated an Arctic drilling rig that ran aground in Alaska and towed it to a safe harbor.

The Kulluk, which broke free from a tow boat during a storm on Dec. 31, was refloated off Sitkalidak Island at about 10:10 p.m. Alaska time last night, the Unified Command said in a statement today. A tug towed it about 52 miles (84 kilometers) to Kiliuda Bay for more tests, according to a subsequent statement.