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    Alaska oil rig drags tugs for miles before grounding

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    A fresh attempt is being made to salvage a drilling ship which ran aground in Alaska on New Year's Eve in "near hurricane" conditions.

    There is no sign of a hull breach but experts say it is too early to tell when the stricken Kulluk rig can be recovered.

    It is a vital part of Royal Dutch Shell's controversial Artic oil drilling programme, which has encountered several problems.