Friday, January 13, 2012

Update - USCG Healy And Renda Near Nome - Deadliest Catch

They are getting close. This article says this is the first time ever they have attempted to supply fuel to and Arctic Alaskan Settlement through sea ice.

It also explains their plans on how to get the fuel on land once they get there and why flying the fuel in wasn't a good option.

Coast Guard Deploys Crews St. Paul Island, Bering Sea - Deadliest Catch

How can you not love these guys? The US Coast Guard is getting ready. Just in case!

Coast Guard forward deploys crews to St. Paul Island, Bering Sea

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

USCG Healy Escorting Russian Tanker To Nome Alaska

The USCG to the rescue again!  The USCG cutter Healy which is an ice breaker is escorting the Russian Tanker Renda to Nome. The Renda is carrying 1.3 million gallons of fuel. They are cutting through what sounds like some serious ice.

I hope they get there soon for the sake of the people in Nome.

Dutch Harbor Leaves Bald Eagles, Seabirds Too Frozen to Fly - Deadliest Catch

As some of you may have seen. Alaska is having a really nasty winter. Here is an article about how the weather in Dutch Harbor is affecting the birds in the area. Very sad.