Icebreaker, Healy, and tanker Renda are on their way back from Nome, having successfully delivered 1.3 million gallons to the ice-bound port. Coast Guard spokesman Adam De Rocher says the vessels were about 100 miles south of Nome on Sunday. He says they left the town on Alaska's western coast on Friday.
Once the Renda hits open water (if such an unfortunate phrase can be used), it will head for Russia. The Healy will go to Dutch Harbour, Alaska, to drop off supplies before heading home to Seattle.