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Healy, Renda seen from Nome

NOME, Alaska - The Coast Guard Cutter Healy and the Russian tanker Renda continue to make way to the mooring location near Nome Jan. 13, 2012. The vessels are approximately seven miles from the Port of Nome. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Charly Hengen.

NOME, Alaska — The Coast Guard Cutter Healy and the Russian tanker Renda continue to make way to the mooring location near Nome Jan. 13, 2012.

The vessels are approximately seven nautical miles from the Port of Nome as of Friday evening.

U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Charly Hengen.

NOME, Alaska – 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 miles away from Nome. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Charly Hengen.

NOME, Alaska — 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.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Charly Hengen.

NOME, Alaska – 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. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Charly Hengen.

NOME, Alaska — 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.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Charly Hengen.

NOME, Alaska – 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. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Charly Hengen.

NOME, Alaska — 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.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Charly Hengen.

NOME, Alaska — 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 will enforce a 50 yard zone around fuel delivery hoses and 100 yards from the tanker Renda. U.S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Charly Hengen.

NOME, Alaska — 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 will enforce a 50 yard zone around fuel delivery hoses and 100 yards from the tanker Renda.

U.S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Charly Hengen.

NOME, Alaska — Coast Guard Rear Adm. Tom Ostebo discusses the preparations that have been made for the planned fuel delivery to Nome with Alaska Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Tom Katkus and Cmdr. Scott Johnson at the Nome harbor fuel transfer site Jan. 13, 2012. Ostebo and Katkus toured the facilities and went on an overflight of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy and Russian tanker Renda. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Charly Hengen.

NOME, Alaska — Coast Guard Rear Adm. Tom Ostebo discusses the preparations that have been made for the planned fuel delivery to Nome with Alaska Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Tom Katkus and Cmdr. Scott Johnson at the Nome harbor fuel transfer site Jan. 13, 2012.

Ostebo and Katkus toured the facilities and went on an overflight of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy and Russian tanker Renda.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Charly Hengen.

NOME, Alaska — Coast Guard Rear Adm. Tom Ostebo, District 17 commander, learns about the capabilities of an Aeryon Scout unmanned aerial vehicle at the Nome City Hall Jan. 13, 2012. Denise Michels, the mayor of Nome, provided a tour of the ongoing fuel transfer preparations in Nome. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Charly Hengen.

NOME, Alaska — Coast Guard Rear Adm. Tom Ostebo, District 17 commander, learns about the capabilities of an Aeryon Scout unmanned aerial vehicle at the Nome City Hall Jan. 13, 2012.

Denise Michels, the mayor of Nome, provided a tour of the ongoing fuel transfer preparations in Nome.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Charly Hengen.

The Coast Guard Cutter Healy and Russian tanker Renda are approximately seven natical miles from Nome as of Friday evening.

Sitnasuak Native Corporation of Nome signed a contract with Vitus Marine LLC to deliver 1.3 million gallons of petroleum products to Nome via Renda around the second week of January. If successful, this will mark the first time that petroleum products have been delivered by sea to a Western Alaskan community through ice covered waters.

"This has been and continues to be a highly orchestrated effort between all stakeholders to ensure mission success" said Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo, District 17 commander. "As we have done for more than 220 years, the Coast Guard is dedicated to ensuring the safe and secure transfer of maritime commerce. The Healy, our nation's only operating polar ice breaker, and its crew are committed to upholding our long history of service to the residents of Alaska."

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