NTSB: Shell ultimately responsible in Kulluk grounding; Mississippi Governor signs Shipyard of the Future bond bill

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NTSB: Shell ultimately responsible in Kulluk grounding
May 29, 2015—Owned by Shell Offshore, Inc., and operated by Noble Drilling, the Kulluk grounded in heavy weather near Ocean Bay on the eastern coast of Sitkalidak Island off Kodiak Island, Alaska on December 31, 2012. At the time of the grounding the Kulluk was under tow by the ice-class anchor-handling tow supply vessel Aiviq, owned by Edison Chouest Offshore group member Offshore Service Vessels.

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