17 hrs ago
Anchorage Daily News
Questions raised over why Shell didn't anticipate big storm during tow
On their interrupted December voyage, Shell's Kulluk drilling rig and its tow ship, the Aiviq, experienced a terrible trifecta of bad weather, failed tow gear and the temporary loss of all four engines on the Aiviq.
Thu May 23, 2013
Anchorage Daily News
Vessel towing Shell drill rig had 'slime' in fuel, chief engineer tells inquiry panel
The chief engineer in charge of keeping the tow ship for Shell's Kulluk drilling rig running testified on Thursday that the engines failed because of a problem with the diesel fuel that materialized in the form of "slime." Carl Broekhuis testified on Day 4 of what is expected to be a 10-day Coast Guard hearing investigating the cause of the Dec.
Mail on Sunday
Alaskan volcano pictured from space: Nasa astronauts capture eruption ...
Belching ash and spewing lava, Pavlof Volcano in Alaska has been erupting for ten days - and Nasa today released this remarkable picture of it, taken by crew on board the International Space Station.
Wed May 22, 2013
Rig manager testifies in Shell barge grounding
The rig manager aboard a Royal Dutch Shell PLC drilling barge says a second tug could have prevented it from running aground in December off a remote Alaska island.
Tue May 21, 2013
A big job
Coast Guard Cpt. Paul Mehler III, of Peters Creek, poses for a photo at his downtown Anchorage office May 9. Mehler, of Eagle River, assumed command of Coast Guard Sector Anchorage 11 months ago.
Mon May 20, 2013
Erupting Alaska volcano spews ash, disrupts air travel
One of Alaska's most active volcanoes, which has been belching ash and spewing lava since last week, has forced regional flight cancellations and dusted some nearby communities with ash, scientists and local officials said on Monday.
Sun May 19, 2013
Coast Guard to take testimony on Shell grounding
The Kulluk was under tow and bound from the Aleutian Islands' Dutch Harbor to a Seattle shipyard when it ran into rough Gulf of Alaska water.
Wed May 15, 2013
'Deadliest Catch' presents 'The Bait' on Discovery Channel
Tonight's first episode of "Deadliest Catch" is titled "The Bait." The seasoned captains are gathered together and give the play-by-play of what is happening.
Sun May 05, 2013
California man dies in Aleutian Island village
Alaska State Troopers say Simon Gatpan of Santa Clara was found "unresponsive" Saturday morning near the Trident Seafoods fish cannery on Akutan .
Wed May 01, 2013
Fish Processor Ships Live Crab Out Of Dutch Harbor
It pays not to kill crab. Or at least that's what Unalaska's smallest fish processor is banking on for a new business venture.