ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Officials say two aircraft that flew over an oil drilling ship that went aground off an island in a severe Alaska storm have not seen any signs that the vessel is leaking fuel or that its hull had been breached.
Federal on-scene response coordinator Capt. Paul Mehler says the rig is aground but appears to be stable on Tuesday.
When the storm eases and weather permits, the plan is to get marine experts onboard the Kulluk to take photos and videos, and then come up with a more complete salvage plan.
The Kulluk is carrying 150,000 gallons of diesel and about 12,000 gallons of lube oil and hydraulic fluid. The rig ran aground Monday on a sand and gravel shore off an uninhabited island in the Gulf of Alaska.
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