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Coast Guard MH 60 Jayhawk helicopter crews from Air Station Kodiak delivered engine parts and technicians to the crew of the support vessel Aiviq, in 30 mph winds and 20 foot seas last night, so they could make cheap moncler outlet repairs to the ships three damaged engines. These repairs have enabled Aiviq to hold position with Kulluk to keep both vessels from drifting closer to shoal waters near Kodiak. Additionally the Nanuq has established a towline to Kulluk and both Nanuq and Aiviq are working in tandem to keep Kulluk safely under control. Plans to evacuate non essential personnel from Kulluk are being developed, however, the heavy seas are contributing to heavy rolling and pitching of the Kulluk making helicopter hoisting operations extremely dangerous.
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Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Anchorage were initially contacted by the crew of the Aiviq, a 360 foot tug on Thursday who reported that their towing hawser linking them to Kulluk had parted in heavy seas casting the Kulluk adrift. Aiviq was able to reestablish the tow with another emergency towing hawser but subsequently experienced total engine failure casting both Aiviq and Kulluk adrift in the heavy seas and strong winds. Royal Dutch Shell directed the launch of the Guardsman and the Nanuq and Coast Guard 17th District directed the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley to divert from their patrol to provide assistance. The Alex Haley is a 282 foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Kodiak. The Alex Haley was able to establish a tandem tow moncler outlet uk of Aivig and Kulluk preventing further drift of the disabled vessels towards shoal water. The heavy seas, strong winds, and sheer mass of both Aiviq and Kulluk created enormous challenges for Alex Haley to establish and maintain the tow. the crew of moncler jacket sale the Alex Haley reported that the towline had parted and become entangled in the ship’s port propeller. The command directed the ship to return to Kodiak in order to make repairs. The tow line between Alex Haley and Aiviq parted due to the heavy strain created by the wind, seas, and displacement of Aiviq and Kulluk, moncler jackets outlet however the effort by Alex Haley slowed the drift towards shoal water and bought extremely valuable time to enable further rescue options. “I applaud the can do spirit of the crew of the Alex Haley. They accomplished moncler outlet sale the nearly impossible Moncler Outlet given cheap moncler jackets sale the weather conditions and bought valuable time. Without their efforts the overall situation would be much worse than it is now,” said Ostebo.
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The Coast Guard, Royal Dutch Shell, State, federal, moncler outlet online and local officials in Kodiak have stood up a unified command to be prepared in case any of the vessels run aground and potentially release any fuel. The unified command is closely monitoring the overall rescue operation and is preparing for any eventuality. Friday, Royal Dutch Shell contacted the Coast Guard and requested the removal of the crew from the Kulluk due to safety concerns for the personnel onboard in the rolling and pitching vessel in heavy seas. Additionally, Royal Dutch Shell requested delivery of parts to the Aiviq so they could make repairs to their engines. Aiviq’s engine failures were attributed to some poor quality fuel that had been isolated. Repairing Aiviq’s engines became the priority because Aiviq is the only vessel available on scene capable of towing Kulluk. The tug Alert from Prince William Sound is also capable to towing the Kulluk and will arrive on scene mid day on Sunday.
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