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Group spokeswoman Cassady Sharp says the Coast Guard has arrested several of the "kayaktivists" who paddled out to stop the Polar Pioneer early Monday. She says about 40 to 50 supporters in kayaks and canoes lined up behind the blockade.
The petroleum giant's plans to drill in waters off Alaska drew a similar protest in May. Activists also have chained themselves twice to a support ship north of Seattle.
Shell spokesman Curtis Smith says the company remains "committed to operating in a safe, environmentally responsible manner."
The Coast Guard didn't immediately respond to a phone message seeking comment.