Update: Waiting for the Dawn – Tanker Renda and USCG Icebreaker Healy Six Miles From Nome

The Russian tanker Renda, carrying 1.3 million gallons of emergency fuel, escorted by the USCG icebreaker Healy are within 6 NM of Nome, Alaska  on Friday morning.  They are waiting for sunrise before advancing closer. Daylight will make moving though the ice safer and will help to pinpoint the staging area from whence they can start discharging the cargo of diesel oil and gasoline.  Dawn in Nome today arrives at Nome at around 11:30 AM local time  (9:30 PM GMT.)

Fuel-bearing ship just 6 miles from Nome

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One Response to Update: Waiting for the Dawn – Tanker Renda and USCG Icebreaker Healy Six Miles From Nome

  1. Phil says:

    Read this yesterday and forgot about it, sorry:

    25-foot sea ice ridge confronts Alaska fuel convoy
    msnbc.com – ‎20 hours ago‎
    An ice ridge blocking the harbor of Nome, Alaska, juts out above the rest of the sea ice on Jan. 3. By Miguel Llanos, msnbc.com What most people take for granted — how fuel gets to our homes and cars — is an epic story for Nome, Alaska, … http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/12/10136564-25-foot-sea-ice-ridge-confronts-alaska-fuel-convoy