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Shell Drill Ship Runs Aground in Unalaska

Unalaska?

I don’t know if I’ve never been there, or if I’ve been there my whole life, or both.

The Noble Discoverer appears to have run aground in Unalaska on Saturday afternoon. 

Despite rain and 35-knot winds, more than a dozen residents came to Airport Beach to watch the Shell’s contract tugboat Lauren Foss straining to pull the rig back out to sea.

via Shell Drill Ship Runs Aground in Unalaska.



Shell’s arctic fleet plan

via Shell: http://www-static.shell.com/static/usa/downloads/alaska/alaska_vessels_brochure_2012.pdf


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Polar bear habitat and Chukchi Sea drilling
February 18, 2012, 14:00
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Via North Alaska Environmental Center.


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Oil and Gas leases on Alaska’s north slope

Via http://northern.org/media-library/maps/arctic/western-arctic-npr-a-maps/NorthSlopeLeasesMar2009WEBlg2.jpg/view


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Spaces in the URL
February 18, 2012, 12:42
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So there are some spaces in the URL as provided by the US govt. for Shell’s OSRP for the Chukchi Sea:

http://www.bsee.gov/OSRP/Shell- Chukchi-OSRP .aspx

Take the spaces out and you can find the 450-page pdf of the OSRP:

http://www.bsee.gov/OSRP/Shell-Chukchi-OSRP.aspx

The OSRP sounds very familiar.

The plan, in the event of a blowout, involves trying to trigger a non-responsive blowout preventer with a remote sub. And it involves the infamous “booms” deployed by contractors. And response to any spill will involve spraying a whole lot of Corexit:

Another oil spill response option includes the use of dispersants. When these chemicals are applied, oil begins to separate in to microscopic particulates. After that, the oil is either diluted to the point that it no longer impacts the environment or digested by organisms that consume oil.



Shell’s Arctic Spill Response Plan Gone Missing

Department of Interior press release provides this link to Shell’s spill response plan which was approved on Feb. 17:

A copy of Shell’s OSRP for the Chukchi Sea is available at: http://www.bsee.gov/OSRP/Shell- Chukchi-OSRP .aspx.

But clicking on the DOI’s link to the OSRP (Oil Spill Response Plan) for the Chukchi Sea leads to this NO PAGE FOUND business:

http://www.bsee.gov/error-page.aspx?aspxerrorpath=/osrp/shell-/

I guess we’ll just have to trust the department’s “fact sheet.” The “fact sheet” says everything is just great.




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