Salvagers tight-lipped on Shell vessel recovery - Article Photos 1/3

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2013 file photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, two life rafts sit on the beach adjacent as the conical drilling unit Kulluk sits grounded 40 miles southwest of Kodiak City, Alaska. The united command overseeing the salvage of Royal Dutch Shell PLC drill barge that ran aground on a remote Alaska island will release minimal information on the vessel until an assessment is completed, a spokeswoman said. Shell’s drill vessel Kulluk, a round barge with a derrick in its center, ran aground New Year’s Eve on the southeast side of Sitkalidak Island near Kodiak Island.(AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard, Petty Officer 2nd Class Zachary Painter, File)