‘Cold welcome’ for drilling rig headed to Seattle, then Alaska

Greenpeace boats greet the arrival of Shell's massive Arctic drill rig as it enters the harbor in Port Angeles Friday. The flag says The People vs. Shell. In the background are the Olympic Mountains. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)

A 400-foot-long drilling rig, a key piece of equipment in Shell’s efforts to drill in Arctic waters off Alaska, arrived in Port Angeles early Friday. The rig is a focal point for protests by environmentalists opposed to Arctic drilling.

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