Jack-Up Rig in Kachemak Bay May Violate Federal Law

Photo by Terry Rensel, KBBI - Homer

Kachemak Bay sees all manner of strange vessels large and small, but the appearance this week of an enormous jack-up drilling rig caught many local residents by surprise. Some folks are wondering if the rig’s owner – Escopeta Oil and Gas – is violating federal and state law by moving it into the bay.

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Aaron Selbig is a reporter at KBBI in Homer.