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Runaway Alaska oil rig dragged two tugs for miles

LONDON (Reuters) - The runaway oil rig that ran aground in Alaska on New Year's Eve dragged the two vessels trying to control it more than 10 miles shorewards in just over an hour before the crews cut it loose to save themselves in "near hurricane" conditions.

LONDON (Reuters) - The runaway oil rig that ran aground in Alaska on New Year's Eve dragged the two vessels trying to control it more than 10 miles shorewards in just over an hour before the crews cut it loose to save themselves in "near hurricane" conditions.

Details were still emerging on Wednesday from coast guard officials and Royal Dutch/Shell, the company at the centre of a highly controversial and accident prone Arctic oil drilling program of which the Kulluk was a part.

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