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Monday, February 11, 2013

Damaged Shell drilling rigs to be shipped to Asia — not Seattle — for repairs

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew hoists crewmen from the Kulluk in December after it was grounded off Alaska’s Kodiak Island. The Kulluk, which has no propulsion system, was being towed to Seattle on Dec. 31 when it broke free amid fierce storms.