02 Jan '13, 6pm

A Video of Shell's Grounded Oil Vessel: In a video recorded on Tuesday morning, the rig seemed largely intact.

Coast Guard overflight of Kulluk aground from anchoragedailynews on Vimeo . The Coast Guard has released a short video of the Shell drilling rig that ran aground on Monday night in the Gulf of Alaska. The video, taken on Tuesday morning from a helicopter, shows the circular rig, the Kulluk, rolling slightly in the surf just off the coast of Sitkalidak Island, about 50 miles south of Kodiak, Alaska. Occasionally large waves crash into it, sending spray onto its decks, but the 266-foot-diameter rig appears to be largely intact; there is no sign so far that any of the more than 150,000 gallons of fuel and lubricating oil it is carrying is leaking. A response team with representatives from the Coast Guard, Shell, the state’s environmental protection agency and other groups will develop a plan to salvage the rig after inspectors can be landed on it to assess the damage. The Kul...

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