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Good Read! Desperate scramble to save the Kulluk before it grounded near Kodiak

The Kulluk, Shell Oil’s Arctic drill rig, was “like a Weeble,” says tugboat engineer Craig Matthews — like one of those egg-shaped, roly-poly toys from the 1970s. “Weebles wobble,” the catchphrase went, “but they don’t fall down.”  Matthews doesn’t remember how long he slept on New Year’s Eve 2012, the day he was ordered to save his crew’s life by cutting the Kulluk loose. He just remembers what woke him.  Read the rest here 14:25