Two activists chain themselves to Shell ship in Seattle to protest Arctic drilling… but one already asked for help getting down

Two protesters chained themselves to an Arctic oil-drilling support ship parked north of Seattle this weekend, and one left the vessel in less than 24 hours.

The Coast Guard reports that protester Matt Fuller requested help getting down from the Arctic Challenger in Bellingham Bay about 4.30am on Sunday. A student activist identified as Chiara D’Angelo remains on the ship.

The ship is part of a fleet Royal Dutch Shell plans to use to conduct exploratory drilling in the Chukchi Sea off northwestern Alaska this summer…