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Ships Crossing an Icy Sea to Bring Fuel to Alaskan Community


The Coast Guard Cutter Healy breaks through the Bering Sea ice 165 miles south of Nome, Alaska, on a return path to break ice up around the tanker Renda. (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard)

For the Geo Quiz we are looking for the name of an icy sea across which two ships are slowly making their way.

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The two ships are Healy and Renda.

Renda is a Russian oil tanker loaded with fuel. It is trailing a US Coast Guard ice breaker named Healy.

This US-Russian expedition is bringing much needed fuel to Nome, Alaska, where diesel and gasoline supplies are running low.

This sea separates the Kamchatka peninsula from the Aleutian Islands and freezes up in places this time of year, making passage difficult.

The Bering Sea is the answer to the Geo Quiz.

Anchor Marco Werman talks to Ben Matheson of KNOM Radio(Nome, Alaska) about the unusual cooperation to bring fuel to the Alaskan coastal community this Winter.