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story.lead_photo.caption The Kulluk is nearly ready for Arctic oil exploration off Alaska's north coast. The orange life rafts carried on the rig are sealed to protect against fire and oil. Each unit carries up to 60 people and can motor away from the rig to safety. (Mike Siegel/Seattle Times/MCT)

During the past year, some 400 workers at a shipyard on Seattle’s Harbor Island have been installing new diesel engines, welding bulkheads, painting and tackling other tasks to prepare the Kulluk, a Shell Oil rig, for drilling holes this summer in the sea bottom off Alaska’s North Slope.

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Business, Pages 63 on 06/24/2012

Print Headline: Oil-drilling rig getting prepared for job in Arctic

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  • LevitiCuss
    June 24, 2012 at 11:39 a.m.

    Why don't they mention that this rig was built by the same company that built the Deepwater Horizon, seventeen years EARLIER? I wouldn't trust these *ssholes any further than I could throw them. Their record speaks for itself.