The conical drilling unit Kulluk sits grounded 40 miles southwest of Kodiak City

 
The conical drilling unit Kulluk sits grounded 40 miles southwest of Kodiak City
The conical drilling unit Kulluk sits grounded 40 miles (64 kms) southwest of Kodiak City, Alaska in this U.S. Coast Guard handout photo taken January 3, 2012 and provided by the U.S. Coast Guard. It may not be in 2013, but Royal Dutch/Shell and other oil companies will be back to drill in northern Alaska's seas, drawn by political stability and shallow waters. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class Zachary Painter/Handout/Files