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Shell Alaska oil drilling rig heads south

Shell is moving its Arctic drill rig, the Kulluk, to Seattle for maintenance and technical upgrades.

This according to the West Seattle Blog, which keeps a close eye on the industrial marine facilities there and saw the notice in a marine industry advisory. Actually, the popular hyperlocal online site is more interested in the fact that another floating industrial machine that looks like a giant golf ball and has dominated the skyline for two months needs to be moved to make way for the Kulluk. The golf-ball thing is actually the SBX, for military Sea-Based X-Band missile detecting radar system. read more and its sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.
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