01/19/2012: USCG Ice Breaking Operations
Credit: U.S. Coast Guard District 17 PADET Kodiak:01/13/12
In the first photo, the Kigluaik Mountains are visible as the Coast Guard Cutter Healy breaks ice for the Russian tanker Renda near Nome Jan. 13, 2012. The Healy and crew are approximately seven nautical miles away from Nome
In the second photo, Coast Guard Rear Adm. Tom Ostebo, District 17 commander, along with Forces Valdez personnel assess the fuel transfer safety zone on snow machines in the Nome harbor Jan. 13, 2012. Forces Valdez personnel is enforcing a 50 yard zone around fuel delivery hoses and 100 yards from the tanker Renda.
In the third photo, the Kigluaik Mountains can be viewed as the Russian tanker Renda transits toward the Port of Nome Jan. 13, 2012. The Renda has been assisted by the Coast Guard Cutter Healy since the vessels left Dutch Harbor, Alaska
In the final photo, the Coast Guard Cutter Healy breaks ice in the Nome Harbor Jan. 13, 2012. The Healy has been escorting and breaking ice for the Russian tanker Renda since Jan. 3, 2012, on its way to Nome to deliver 1.3 million gallons of fuel.