Shell's Arctic Drilling Rig Runs Adrift In Alaskan Harbor

SEATTLE — Shell’s Arctic oil ambitions ran into new problems Saturday evening when the Discoverer drilling rig, slated to begin exploratory operations in the Chukchi Sea next month, ran adrift in stiff winds in Alaska’s Dutch Harbor and came perilously close to the beach.

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