Coast Guard concludes Kulluk grounding hearings in Anchorage, Alaska; investigation continues

Coast Guard concludes Kulluk grounding hearings in Anchorage, Alaska; investigation continues
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Coast Guard formal marine casualty investigation hearing, investigating the contributing causes that led to the conical drilling unit Kulluk grounding on Sitkalidak Island Dec. 31, 2012, concluded at Loussac Library in Anchorage Thursday. Testimony gathered during the nine-day public hearing will be reviewed and added to the ongoing formal marine casualty investigation. The...

Coast Guard schedules hearing for Kulluk grounding in Anchorage, Alaska

Coast Guard schedules hearing for Kulluk grounding in Anchorage, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Coast Guard formal marine casualty investigation hearing is scheduled for May 20 at noon, at the Anchorage Loussac Library, Assembly Hall Chambers, to investigate the contributing causes that led to the conical drilling unit Kulluk grounding on Sitkalidak Island Dec. 31, 2012. The Coast Guard conducts investigations following marine casualties to determine the causal and contributing...

Coast Guard rescinds Kulluk Captain of the Port order

Coast Guard rescinds Kulluk Captain of the Port order
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard lifted the order restricting the movement of the Conical Drilling Unit Kulluk from Kiliuda Bay Thursday. “I reviewed all of the relevant and available information and determined that Shell has met the requirements of the Captain of the Port Order,” said Capt. Paul Mehler III, commander Coast Guard Sector Anchorage and Captain of the Port, Western Alaska. ...

Coast Guard continues oversight of the drilling unit Kulluk

Coast Guard continues oversight of the drilling unit Kulluk
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard continues to oversee the assessment of the conical drilling unit Kulluk that ran aground Dec. 31, 2012 on Sitkalidak Island and was later refloated and anchored in Kiliuda Bay. Coast Guard personnel from the National Center of Expertise, the Salvage Emergency Response Team and Sector Anchorage have been aboard the Kulluk to assess the vessel’s stability, identify...