Earlier, them explained your commercial heli been able to land on the patio from the Kulluk Friday, at first chance its helipad had been applied with regard to clinching because the rig grounded Monday nights southern regarding Kodiak Island in a Gulf connected with Alaska storm. Previously, save some cash teams ended up below of from Coast Guard helicopters.
The incident command likewise proclaimed which the Alaska Department associated with Natural Resources had issued a grant in order to Shell to help switch the rig, and which the Old Harbor Village Corp., a landowner on Sitkalidak Island, had of course having access to the shore adjacent to this Kulluk in order to save yourself teams. The statement decided not to state whether or not Old Harbor recharged for the gain access to as well as had been according that free.
Salvage deckie's discovered seawater flooding one of that spaces around that Kulluk's hull, but reported that most fuel, lubricant along with hydraulic fuel tanks seemed for being intact rather than leaking. The incident command claimed the particular seawater into the boat does not pose a hazard to be able to it's stability.
Two twin-blade Army Chinook helicopters out of Fort Wainwright were being furthermore on scene in Kodiak Friday to help you from the operations.
Reach Richard Mauer at as well as 257-4345.