Update: Tracking the USCG Icebreaker Healy

The internet  is a wonderful thing. I am sitting in my office, which is around 70 degrees F (21 degrees C), drinking a hot cup of coffee, while tracking the painfully slow progress of the USCG Icebreaker Healy as it escorts the Russian tanker Renda through sea ice in the Bering Sea in an attempt to deliver emergency fuel supplies to the Alaskan town of Nome. On the decks of the Healy, the temperature is -11 degrees F (-24 degress C.) In the last 12 hours, the ships have averaged less than 3 knots.  They are currently about 70 NM from Nome.

Thanks to Wendy for pointing out the Sailwx.org page – USCGC Healy — NEPP — position and weather.

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One Response to Update: Tracking the USCG Icebreaker Healy

  1. Phil says:

    I heard on TV news this morning that it was minus 30F, but you know our news, they change stories and tend to make stuff up just to get you to watch.