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DATE: January 7, 2013 3:25:00 PM AKST

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Update #35: Unified Command confirms Kulluk is safely anchored

January 7, 2013

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Unified Command confirmed that the Kulluk has arrived in its final safe harbor location in Kiliuda Bay where it will undergo assessment. At approximately 12:15 p.m. Alaska Time the Kulluk’s anchor was lowered to the bottom of the Bay.

Unified Command also confirmed:

  • Support vessels Alert, Lauren Foss and Corbin Foss remain connected to the Kulluk.
  • The Aiviq has disconnected from the Kulluk but is standing by.
  • A Coast Guard overflight today did not observe any sheen in the vicinity.
  • The Warrior, Ocean Wave, Perseverance, Nanuq and Alex Haley are standing by.

The anchor-handling vessel, the Aiviq, tows the Kulluk to a safe harbor location in Kiliuda Bay, Alaska on Jan. 7, 2013. Photo by U.S. Coast Guard officer Jonathan Klingenberg.    The anchor-handling vessel, the Aiviq, tows the Kulluk to a safe harbor location in Kiliuda Bay, Alaska on Jan. 7, 2013. Photo by U.S. Coast Guard officer Jonathan Klingenberg.

Towing of Kulluk safe harbor to Kiliuda Bay, AK

The anchor-handling vessel, the Aiviq, tows the Kulluk to a safe harbor location in Kiliuda Bay, Alaska on Jan. 7, 2013. Photo by U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.

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