The first video finalist to start things off showcases the historic mission by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, after escorting the Russian tanker vessel Renda through more than 300 miles of ice to provide critical fuel to the isolated city of Nome, Alaska. The 2012 Videos of the Year begins today, with voting open through Jan. 4, 2013.
Tanker vessel Renda remains offshore as the transfer of an estimated one million gallons of fuel nears completion. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric J. Chandler. 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
Coast Guard Cutter Healy breaks ice near the city of Nome, Alaska Jan. 14. Healy is breaking ice near Nome to assist the Russian tanker Renda move into final position for offloading nearly 1.3 million gallons of petroleum products to the city. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kip Wadlow. Approximately 3,500 Nome
The Russian tanker Renda transits through the Bering Sea with Coast Guard Cutter Healy’s assistance Jan. 10, 2012. The Renda is carrying 1.3 million gallons of petroleum products for delivery to Nome. U.S. Coast Guard photo. As the nation continues to track the historic journey of Coast Guard Cutter Healy and the Russian-flagged tanker Renda through
UPDATE: Video of the ships breaking through the ice is available on YouTube and in the Coast Guard Visual Information Gallery. The Coast Guard Cutter Healy escorts the Russian-flagged tanker vessel Renda 250 miles south of Nome, Alaska, Jan. 6, 2012. The vessels are transiting through ice up to five-feet thick in this area. U.S.