I moseyed over to the Times this morning to find out what happened on Capitol Hill last night. To my surprise (well, not really) I saw this article about the last shipwreck of 2012. (2012 has certainly been the ‘year of the wreck.’) It appears that a Shell oil rig, the Kulluck, ran aground in the Gulf of Alaska after “extremely rough seas and high winds” set the rig loose from its tow. The Coast Guard safely evacuated the eighteen crew members on the Kulluck. No word yet on any salvage effort, but there are concerns over the 139,000 gallons of diesel fuel and 12,000 gallons of lubricating oil and hydraulic fluid that remain on the rig. This is a story we’ll be following.
Happy New Year’s