Coast Guard: Kulluk Report to be Public in 2014

The Coast Guard says its report on the Alaska grounding of a Royal Dutch Shell drill petroleum drilling barge likely will not be released to the public until early next year.

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by Associated Press

ANCHORAGE- The Coast Guard says its report on the Alaska grounding of a Royal Dutch Shell drill petroleum drilling barge likely will not be released to the public until early next year.
Cmdr. Joshua McTaggart in May led a nine-day hearing into the grounding of the Kulluk near a small island off Kodiak.
The hearing conclusions were due July 5 to the commander of the Alaska district, Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo.
Coast Guard spokesman Kip Wadlow says McTaggart was granted a six-week extension to Aug. 19.
After a review by Ostebo, the investigative report will go to Coast Guard headquarters for another review and then public release.
Wadlow says Shell will not review the report before its public release.