January 7th, 2013
10:07 AM ET

Alaska drilling rig refloated, being towed

A Royal Dutch Shell oil drilling barge that ran aground last week off southern Alaska is being towed with no sign that it's leaking fuel, an incident response team reported Monday.

Early Monday the rig had been towed about 19 miles from land on its way toward Kiliuda Bay, where authorities plan to more thoroughly assess its condition.

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  1. chrissy

    After a week you might think it would be all leaked out already.

    January 7, 2013 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Chompin Charlie

    They only moved the rig to avoid paying Alaska's state taxes. They do it every year. But when it ran aground, it ran aground in Alaskan waters and so should now pay the taxes. They deserve it. They really do.

    January 8, 2013 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |