Edition:
United States
Pictures | Tue Jan 1, 2013 | 12:59pm EST

Drifting Shell drill ship grounds on rocks off Alaska

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Jayhawk helicopter crew delivers personnel to the conical drilling unit Kulluk, southeast of Kodiak, Alaska in this December 31, 2012 handout photo obtained by Reuters January 1, 2013. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg /Handout

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Jayhawk helicopter crew delivers personnel to the conical drilling unit Kulluk, southeast of Kodiak, Alaska in this December 31, 2012 handout photo obtained by Reuters January 1, 2013. REUTERS/U.S. Coast...more

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Jayhawk helicopter crew delivers personnel to the conical drilling unit Kulluk, southeast of Kodiak, Alaska in this December 31, 2012 handout photo obtained by Reuters January 1, 2013. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg /Handout
Close
1 / 7
The tow vessel Aiviq (L) and the tug Alert tow the conical drilling unit Kulluk through rough seas southeast of Kodiak, Alaska in this December 31, 2012 handout photo obtained by Reuters January 1, 2013. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg /Handout

The tow vessel Aiviq (L) and the tug Alert tow the conical drilling unit Kulluk through rough seas southeast of Kodiak, Alaska in this December 31, 2012 handout photo obtained by Reuters January 1, 2013. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd...more

The tow vessel Aiviq (L) and the tug Alert tow the conical drilling unit Kulluk through rough seas southeast of Kodiak, Alaska in this December 31, 2012 handout photo obtained by Reuters January 1, 2013. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg /Handout
Close
2 / 7
Four technicians return to Air Station Kodiak after visiting the mobile drilling unit Kulluk 52 miles south of Kodiak, Alaska in this December 31, 2012 handout photo obtained by Reuters January 1, 2013. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Francis/Handout

Four technicians return to Air Station Kodiak after visiting the mobile drilling unit Kulluk 52 miles south of Kodiak, Alaska in this December 31, 2012 handout photo obtained by Reuters January 1, 2013. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 1st...more

Four technicians return to Air Station Kodiak after visiting the mobile drilling unit Kulluk 52 miles south of Kodiak, Alaska in this December 31, 2012 handout photo obtained by Reuters January 1, 2013. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Francis/Handout
Close
3 / 7
The tug Aiviq travels at just under 2 mph with the mobile drilling unit Kulluk in tow 116 miles southwest of Kodiak, Alaska in this December 30, 2012 handout photo obtained by Reuters January 1, 2013. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Usher/Handout

The tug Aiviq travels at just under 2 mph with the mobile drilling unit Kulluk in tow 116 miles southwest of Kodiak, Alaska in this December 30, 2012 handout photo obtained by Reuters January 1, 2013. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class...more

The tug Aiviq travels at just under 2 mph with the mobile drilling unit Kulluk in tow 116 miles southwest of Kodiak, Alaska in this December 30, 2012 handout photo obtained by Reuters January 1, 2013. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Usher/Handout
Close
4 / 7
A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft from Air Station Kodiak overflies the tugs Aiviq and Nanuq tandem towing the mobile drilling unit Kulluk 116 miles southwest of Kodiak, Alaska in this December 30, 2012 handout photo obtained by Reuters January 1, 2013. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Usher/Handout

A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft from Air Station Kodiak overflies the tugs Aiviq and Nanuq tandem towing the mobile drilling unit Kulluk 116 miles southwest of Kodiak, Alaska in this December 30, 2012 handout photo obtained by Reuters January...more

A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft from Air Station Kodiak overflies the tugs Aiviq and Nanuq tandem towing the mobile drilling unit Kulluk 116 miles southwest of Kodiak, Alaska in this December 30, 2012 handout photo obtained by Reuters January 1, 2013. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Usher/Handout
Close
5 / 7
The mobile drilling unit Kulluk is towed by the tugs Aiviq and Nanuq in 29 mph winds and 20-foot seas 116 miles southwest of Kodiak, Alaska in this December 30, 2012 handout photo obtained by Reuters January 1, 2013. REUTERS/U.S Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Usher /Handout

The mobile drilling unit Kulluk is towed by the tugs Aiviq and Nanuq in 29 mph winds and 20-foot seas 116 miles southwest of Kodiak, Alaska in this December 30, 2012 handout photo obtained by Reuters January 1, 2013. REUTERS/U.S Coast Guard/Petty...more

The mobile drilling unit Kulluk is towed by the tugs Aiviq and Nanuq in 29 mph winds and 20-foot seas 116 miles southwest of Kodiak, Alaska in this December 30, 2012 handout photo obtained by Reuters January 1, 2013. REUTERS/U.S Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Usher /Handout
Close
6 / 7
The tugs Aiviq and Nanuq tow tandem tow the mobile driling unit Kulluk 116 miles southwest of Kodiak, Alaska in this December 30, 2012 handout photo obtained by Reuters January 1, 2013. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Usher/Handout

The tugs Aiviq and Nanuq tow tandem tow the mobile driling unit Kulluk 116 miles southwest of Kodiak, Alaska in this December 30, 2012 handout photo obtained by Reuters January 1, 2013. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris...more

The tugs Aiviq and Nanuq tow tandem tow the mobile driling unit Kulluk 116 miles southwest of Kodiak, Alaska in this December 30, 2012 handout photo obtained by Reuters January 1, 2013. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Usher/Handout
Close
7 / 7

Next Slideshows

Connecticut attorney general says Newtown legal claim misguided

(Reuters) - A $100 million claim filed against the state of Connecticut in the wake of a school shooting that left 20 children and six adults dead two weeks ago...

Jan 01 2013

Analysis: U.S. arms sales to Asia set to boom on Pacific "pivot"

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. sales of warplanes, anti-missile systems and other costly weapons to China's and North Korea's neighbors appear set for significant...

Jan 01 2013

Watch Night marks 150th anniversary of Lincoln's proclamation

CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - Congregants at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church cried out in testimony, prayer and song at a New Year's Eve...

Jan 01 2013

State Department made "grievous mistake" over Benghazi: Senate report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The State Department made a "grievous mistake" in keeping the U.S. mission in Benghazi open despite inadequate security and increasingly...

Jan 01 2013

MORE IN PICTURES

Preparing for Eid at Brooklyn salon

Preparing for Eid at Brooklyn salon

A Brooklyn salon does hair, nails, and henna ahead of Eid al-Fitr Islamic holiday.

Glastonbury Festival

Glastonbury Festival

Britain's largest outdoor music festival kicks off with headlining acts Radiohead, Ed Sheeran and Foo Fighters.

Closing in on Raqqa

Closing in on Raqqa

U.S.-backed Syrian militias close in on Islamic State's Syrian stronghold of Raqqa with the aim of encircling the city.

MS-13 gang members behind bars

MS-13 gang members behind bars

Members of MS-13, one of two rival notorious criminal gangs in El Salvador, are held in prisons across the crime-ravaged Central American nation.

Battle for besieged Philippine city

Battle for besieged Philippine city

Philippine aircraft and troops launch a renewed push against Islamist militants in a southern city to clear the area by the weekend Eid festival.

High tech flight at the Paris Airshow

High tech flight at the Paris Airshow

The latest innovations in the world of flight at the 52rd Paris Airshow.

Deadly protest at Venezuela airbase

Deadly protest at Venezuela airbase

Venezuelan troops fired what appeared to be rubber bullets at protesters attacking the perimeter of an airbase and a demonstrator was killed, bringing renewed scrutiny of the force used to control riots that have killed at least 76 people.

Hats and horses

Hats and horses

Royals, races and headwear at the Royal Ascot.

The scene of the Philando Castile shooting

The scene of the Philando Castile shooting

Evidence photos from the scene after St. Anthony Police Department officer Jeronimo Yanez fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast