About 50 attend Kodiak drill ship meeting

Jan 10, 2013 -- 11:15am

 

- KODIAK, Alaska (AP) - About 50 people attended a public hearing called in Kodiak to discuss the Shell drilling rig that is now in a sheltered Kodiak Island bay. The Kulluk was lifted off rocks late Sunday and towed away from Sitkalidak Island, where it grounded on New Year's Eve while being towed to Seattle. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports residents said those attending the Wednesday meeting praised Shell for how it has handled the situation. One concern raised was how the Kulluk might affect the tanner crab season, which opens Tuesday. The bay where the Kulluk is sheltered is closed to the crab season, but some residents worried that tugs going to the bay might take out pot. The unified command said they would share information about ship movements.
 

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