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Polar Pioneer arrives in Dutch Harbor for Chukchi Sea drilling

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The first of two drilling rigs, scheduled to conduct exploratory drilling for Shell in the Chukchi Sea this summer, has arrived in the Aleutian Islands port of Dutch Harbor this weekend.

The federal government has given Transocean’s Polar Pioneer, contracted by Shell, a green light to drill in the Chukchi this year along with the drillship Noble Discoverer. Shell spokeswoman Megan Baldino said Sunday morning that the Polar Pioneer reached Dutch Harbor at about 2 a.m. Saturday.

“It arrived there safely,” Baldino said. read more and its sister non-profit websites,,,,,, and are owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia feature.