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A Shell Oil icebreaker heading for Port Angeles gained a passenger in the middle of the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday. A French sailor dove onto the icebreaker in 20-foot seas yesterday after his sailboat lost its rudder. He made the desperate jump--with his cat--about 350 miles southeast of Alaska's Dutch Harbor. 

Coast Guard video of the rescue shows the 30-foot sailboat bobbing like a cork next to the 270-foot Tor Viking II. The Frenchman clings like a koala to the rigging at the bow of his boat.

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Shell Oil's Polar Pioneer rig left Alaska's Dutch Harbor for Port Angeles, Washington, on Wednesday. The energy giant's other Arctic rig, the Noble Discoverer, left Alaska for Everett on Monday. 

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Shell's Arctic oil rigs have left the Arctic. The two rigs pulled into Unalaska's Dutch Harbor on Sunday, more than a thousand miles south of the company's drilling site in the Chukchi Sea. They're now headed for Washington state.

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Protesters who dangled from the St. Johns Bridge over the Willamette River in Portland drew a lot of attention toward Shell’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic.

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Law enforcement and firefighters have begun removing demonstrators who spent two straight days dangling from a bridge or paddling kayaks to blockade a Shell Oil icebreaker bound for the Arctic.

Oregon Public Broadcasting News reporter Amelia Templeton described the scene Thursday afternoon around the Willamette River's St. Johns Bridge — which is downriver from where the icebreaker Fennica was docked.

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A federal judge has found Greenpeace in contempt for blocking the path of an Arctic drilling vessel trying to make its way from Portland, Oregon, to Alaska.

Protesters Block Shell Icebreaker From Leaving Portland

Jul 30, 2015
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A Shell icebreaking vessel headed to an oil drilling site in the Arctic attempted to leave Portland Thursday. But the ship turned around when it reached a blockade of protesters.

Greenpeace Protesters Dangle From Portland Bridge

Jul 29, 2015
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Greenpeace activists are hanging from the St John’s Bridge in Portland. They’re attempting to block passage of an Ice Breaker ship chartered by the Shell Oil Company. 

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Shell Oil rejects Washington state officials' position that parking an Arctic oil rig at the Port of Seattle violates the state constitution.

 Hundreds of demonstrators are gathering near Terminal 5 along the Seattle waterfront.

They're protesting Shell Oil's decision to use the port to base an arctic drilling rig.

Edmonds Community College student, Kendra Potoshnik is among the demonstrators this morning.

She says protestors want to make sure that Shell's drilling rigs never make it to the arctic.