Images: CGC Healy and Renda overflight
Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley
BERING SEA - A Kodiak-based Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane crew surveys the surrounding Bering Sea ice as the Coast Guard Cutter Healy crew prepares to conduct a return cut through the ice to directly assist the tanker vessel Renda crew progress along the original pathway cut through the ice by the Healy Jan. 7, 2012. The Seattle based Healy crew is on their eight month of Arctic deployment and is escorting the Russian flagged Renda as it carries more than 1.3 million gallons of fuel to Nome, Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley.