Mission to Nome complete

Coast Guard icebreaker Healy and tanker Renda have completed their mission to Nome, Alaska, after the safe delivery of an estimated one million gallons of diesel and 300,000 gallons of gasoline to the iced-in city. Two hoses were used to […]

There’s no place like Nome

Due to the tireless work of crews aboard Coast Guard Cutter Healy and tanker vessel Renda, the final leg of a mission to deliver fuel to the town of Nome is now underway. Icebreaker Healy set out from Dutch Harbor […]

The art and science of ice breaking

The art & science of ice breaking

As the nation continues to track the historic journey of Coast Guard Cutter Healy and the Russian-flagged tanker Renda through approximately 300 miles of ice-covered Arctic waters towards the small Alaskan town of Nome, some may ponder the unique capabilities of an ice […]

CGC Healy breaks ice for Russian tanker

Healy breaks path to Nome

UPDATE: Video of the ships breaking through the ice is available on YouTube and in the Coast Guard Visual Information Gallery. The Coast Guard has a long history of braving harsh Alaskan elements to rescue mariners in distress, protect the […]