Cutter Healy crew presented Coast Guard Unit Commendation award

SEATTLE — Vice Adm. Manson K. Brown, Pacific Area Commander, presented crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy with a Coast Guard Unit Commendation award during a ceremony in Seattle, Tuesday. The unit commendation was awarded to the crew for extremely meritorious service in support of Coast Guard operations, during their seven month 2011 science mission, which was extended an additional month...

Coast Guard Cutter Healy crew to receive award for Nome fuel crisis response

Seattle – Vice Adm. Manson K. Brown, Pacific Area commander will present the Coast Guard Unit Commendation award to the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy on Tuesday at Coast Guard Base Seattle. Following a seven-month science mission, the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, the nation’s only operational seagoing icebreaker, extended their deployment an additional month to assist the citizens of Nome...

Coast Guard Cutter Healy Returns To Seattle

SEATTLE — Coast Guard Cutter Healy, the nation’s largest and only operational Polar ice breaker moored at Coast Guard Base Seattle, Sunday, at 9 a.m., after completing a 254-day deployment. The Healy completed four Arctic science missions during the 2011 field season, as well as an 800-mile Bering Sea ice-escort of the Russian-flagged tanker vessel Renda to Nome, Alaska for a winter fuel delivery...

Coast Guard Cutter Healy returns home from 254-day patrol

SEATTLE — Coast Guard Cutter Healy, the nation’s largest and only operational Polar ice breaker will moor at Pier 36, Coast Guard Base Seattle Sunday at 9 a.m., after completing a 254-day deployment. The Healy completed four Arctic science missions during the 2011 field season, as well as an 800-mile Bering Sea ice-escort of the Russian-flagged tanker vessel Renda to Nome, Alaska for a winter...

Cutter Healy and tanker Renda reach ice-free water

JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard Cutter Healy and tanker vessel Renda crews reached the ice-free portion of the Bering Sea late Sunday afternoon. The two vessels are now parting ways as the Healy returns to homeport in Seattle. “Throughout this historic journey the Coast Guard has benefited from federal, state and local partnerships to deliver the critical fuel supply to the City of Nome,”...

Videos – Healy breaking ice to free Renda for departure from Nome

Nome, Alaska – These two videos show the Coast Guard Cutter Healy breaking ice around the Russian tanker vessel Renda in preparation for departure from Nome. Upon it’s arrival at Nome last week the Renda was allowed to be frozen in as part of the safety precautions prior to beginning to offload it’s 1.3 million gallon cargo. . googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard, City of Nome urge safety on departure of vessels

NOME, Alaska — The Coast Guard and the City of Nome strongly encourage the residents of Nome to avoid traveling on the ice as the Coast Guard Cutter Healy and tanker Renda begin ice breaking operations in preparation for their outbound transit beginning early Friday. “We want to strongly encourage residents of Nome to avoid going out onto the ice to view the vessels as they depart,” said...

Nome fuel delivery complete, vessels prepare for departure

NOME, Alaska – Coast Guard, state, local, and industry personnel completed the safe delivery of an estimated one million gallons of diesel and 300,000 gallons of gasoline to the city of Nome Thursday at 5:30 a.m. Two hoses were used to transfer the much needed fuel from the Russian-flagged tanker vessel Renda more than 500 yards across the Bering Sea ice to an on shore fuel tank storage facility....

Coast Guard Cutter Healy and Russian tanker vessel Renda arrive in Nome

NOME, Alaska — The tanker vessel Renda and the Coast Guard Cutter Healy arrived just offshore of Nome Saturday at 5:13 p.m. and preparations are commencing to ensure a safe fuel transfer. Once all equipment for the fuel delivery is in place, the fuel transfer operations from the tanker vessel Renda will commence during daylight hours after a joint Coast Guard and State of Alaska overview. Plans are...