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Drilling vessel nears Alaskan shelter

ANCHORAGE — A Royal Dutch Shell drilling vessel pulled from rocks off a remote Alaska island headed to shelter Monday in a protected Kodiak Island bay.

The Kulluk, a circular drill barge without its own propulsion, ran aground New Year’s Eve in a powerful storm. It was being towed to Seattle for maintenance before it ran aground, but the lines that connected it to the towing ship broke.

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